STUDLEY High School was packed with businesses from across the region recently to prepare Year 11 pupils for life beyond school.
Students spent time with representatives from a range of professions and employers including Bosch Thermotechnology, Gardner Denver, Allelys, Shakespeare Hospice, Lamberts Estate Agents, Bright Kids, GKN and Marc Worrall & Associates. Youngsters experienced a one-to-one interview with one of the professionals to encourage them to be confident in discussing their strengths and skills.
And despite not having any work experience to draw on, the students still managed to impress.
“They spoke with great confidence and showed considerable maturity when reflecting on their strengths and areas for development,” said Richard Evans, from Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd.
“Our managing director was delighted to be asked to support young individuals for their preparation towards their future. The pupils were polite and showed thoughtfulness when answering their questions.”
The students were equally enthusiastic: Lily Newburn said: “It gave me realistic insight into an actual interview,” while Nayana Khosla said: “I now feel more prepared and understand what it would be like to have an interview.”