CWT Chamber Training recently partnered up with Ofsted Outstanding rated Secondary School Sidney Stringer in Coventry to deliver an interactive careers day for the students. The aim of the Deeper Learning Day was to give students valuable employability skills and understanding that they can apply to life after school.
The day's activities included; mock interviews giving valuable feedback to students, CV preparation with advice on standing out from the crowd, a 'what's my line' group activity and a careers fair featuring many of Coventry's leading employers, training providers and universities.
Jackie Wilson, careers advisor at Sidney Stringer Academy commented: "For most of our students, this was their first experience of working with people from the world outside school and they certainly learned a great deal from the day. They found the interviews particularly rewarding. Some have changed their career idea; many have said they are going to work even harder to achieve their aims."
Feedback from the students included one student telling his mentor that he now realises "the power of a GCSE" and another student commented that he now understands that you "make an impression in 2.4 seconds."
CWT Chamber Training coordinated the careers fair as part of the Sidney Stringer Deeper Learning Day, bringing together leading employers, training providers and universities from Coventry for students to engage with. Employer feedback from the event included:
"Given their age, I was really impressed with the students that I interviewed. It was a rewarding experience for me and I hope the students learned something from my experience that will help them in the future." Steve Ward, Business Analyst at Coventry City Council.
Kevin Unitt, Jaguar Land Rover, added; "The students were focussed on their career paths and had researched the jobs and grades they required. They all seemed at ease to talk during the interview and asked questions."
"The students enjoyed the day, and it has had a positive impact on their attitudes towards school and exams etc. It was a pleasure to spend the day with the students and to pass on the lessons that I've learnt through my own experiences." Christopher Kerr, Jaguar Land Rover.
For more information about CWT Chamber Training career day opportunities please contact the Recruitment Team on 024 7623 1122 or email email@example.com today.
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