Year 12 students took part in an Employability Workshop as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme.

The workshops were run by Rick Hill and his team of 20 volunteer professionals from a range of different industries.

During these sessions students were given guidance about jobs, careers, interviews and first impressions.

The session then developed into an individual mock interview and was designed to ensure every student is prepped and ready to go when it comes to university, apprenticeship or job interviews.

We were delighted to receive such positive feedback in relation to the students and the school from the visitors:

“I have been very impressed with your students and they are an absolute credit to the school .”

“Your students have been a pleasure to talk with today, I have been so impressed with how they have conducted themselves and the insightful questions they have asked.”

“It was a privilege to interact with such wonderful young people.”

“A very enjoyable morning, and I met some very impressive young people.”

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are most grateful to Rick Hill for organising and delivering this event. This is now the third year running we have been able to provide students in the 6th Form with this unique opportunity. The volunteers were superb, quickly earned the respect of students, and passed on their expertise swiftly. All in all, a fantastic session and I am looking forward to working with Rick on our new adventure, a Volunteers Fair for KS4 and KS5 students next term.”