Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

The 17th September saw Leicestershire Cares Employability Project roll out at another city school. 156 students  at New College Leicester spent the day taking part in workshops for skills, team work and customer services. New College Leicester is the 2nd school to take part in the project and was the first to get the whole year group involved on one day – a big logistical challenge! Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for Leicestershire Cares, said of the event, “A huge thank you to our member companies: Aurum, Nylacast, Bellrock, Alltruck, Leicester City Council, National Grid and...

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Fun and Games at Westfield

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fun and Games at Westfield

On Wednesday 8th October, Westfield Junior School in Hinckley took delivery of a new set of Number Partner games. It was like Christmas come early for the National Grid volunteers who have 14 years’ worth of experience between them! The games were purchased by Westfield’s Parent Teacher Association following a request from the school and volunteers at the end of year meeting in July. Joanne Hudson said “It was great to see the excitement, not on only the children’s faces but also of Manjit, Shirley and Rita! The new games provide an additional challenge to the children involved and...

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Interview Technique at City of Leicester College

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at City of Leicester College

Today 22 volunteers interviewed 199 students at the City of Leicester College . The event ran well with the following comments: “Thank you so much to the volunteers! It has been such a beneficial day for the students and we really appreciate your time and support. It is an incredibly valuable experience for our students to meet real employers and improve their employability skills” – Patrick McClintock, Careers Coordinator “I think that my mock interview went good and it has helped me a lot because I now know what I need to do at a real interview. I have learn that I...

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Interview Technique at New College

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at New College

On 24th September, 16 volunteers interviewed 136 students at New College Leicester. The event ran well with the following comments: “Thank you [to the volunteers] for your support and comments you have provided for our learners. Interview Technique is a well organised programme that is such a valuable experience” – Sancha Wallis, Head of Careers “This interview has helped me improve my confidence in speaking to employers” – Student   “My interviewer was nice and helpful” – Student   ...

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Interview Technique at Beaumont Leys School

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Beaumont Leys School

On Wednesday 7th May, 180 year 10 students were interviewed by 20 volunteers at Beaumont Leys School. The event ran well with the following comments from students: “In my mock interview, I think it helped me to speak much more than I would normally do. It also helped me by getting to know my interviewer well and boost my confidences a little bit because I know exactly what I’m going to do when I leave school” – Chloe Jann “It is a great experience that will help people out in the future. I have learnt as long as you are polite and answer in good English,...

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