Identifying Skills and Qualities – Link 1, 3 & 4

Link 1,3 and 4 have taken part in an 8-week project led by NYBEP and DWP.

During the 8 weeks, students have identified their own skills and qualities, linking these to specific job sectors. They have looked at growth sectors in Hartlepool and Tees Valley, focusing on jobs within these sectors that our students can do. They then learned about the job application process – eg CV’s, applying for jobs online, person spec, job description, completing job applications etc.

This week students have been preparing for interviews. They have learned interview skills what to do, what not to do. The interviews were employer-led. All students worked hard throughout the course and although they were nervous they all did brilliantly. One of the employers said he was so impressed with a particular student that if he was offering real jobs he would employ him straight away!

Well done to all involved and huge thank you to the employers who took the time to come into the academy and help our students.

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