With the students having prepped their questions the previous day, the team were inundated with questions about their job roles; what they loved about their job, what they would change about their job, their working hours, benefits package….you name it they asked it!
The students were engaging and polite, and whilst you could see a slight wince at the mention of ‘health and safety’, it was surprising how quickly Emma was able to sway the opinion, and show that health and safety can be interesting and rewarding, and how working in a business that looks after it’s people is such an important thing to consider!
It was a great opportunity to help a local school with their careers initiative, whilst also an excellent opportunity for us to meet the talent of the future! Also an added bonus, an opportunity to network with other business representatives making a few new friends!
Sarah Wilson, Careers and Work Experience Coordinator, The Weald Community School & Sixth Form College commented, “Thank you so much for attending the event this morning. It was a great success and feedback from students is incredibly positive. Comments such as "I didn't know about that job" and "you don't always do what you want" along with "it is hard starting your own business" and "you don't have to go to university to get a job" were amongst some of the more frequent answers. Our students have gained so much useful information this morning, and for that we are extremely grateful that you have given up your time. Once again a huge thank you for making this morning a success!”