Prep for Employment

 Over the past half-term our Sixth Form “Prep for Employment” group has been busy getting to grips with what it’s like to have a full-time job once we have finished school. Our group is for Sixth Formers who have chosen not to go to university after A Levels. It has helped us all to understand what sort of different jobs there are out there and how to get in to them.
At the beginning of term,  Mrs Trawford  organised a day of workshops for  us all on how to write a CV, what employers expect from employees and how to go about interviews. Throughout the day we had different visitors who came in to school, such as; The One Group, Barclays and Becky Jackson from The Jockey Club. This day was very informative and interesting as it gave us the knowledge we need to go forward in to a full-time job. 
Following on from this, The One Group invited us to their office in Lynchwood where we spoke to The Human Resources Director from Bauer Media. Overall, we are finding ‘Prep for Employment’ a very helpful subject in giving us the tools to broaden our job opportunities in the future. Mrs Trawford is always looking for local employers to come in and speak to us, so if you feel you could bring something to our lessons please contact her at the College.
By Emily Sibthorpe, 13ETR and Shannon Dale, 13EBE