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Employability Day for Y12 students

Neale-Wade Academy has hosted an employability day for Year 12 students

Local labour market information suggests that the key skills employers seek are communication as well organisation and attention to detail.  During the recruitment process, prospective candidates need to sell themselves, initially with a well written and comprehensive CV and then present themselves confidently at an interview.

Neale-Wade Academy has hosted an employability day for Year 12 students; one of a series of activities throughout their time in the sixth form which prepares students for the next steps in their education or career.  In conjunction with The Skills Service and Simon Yarram from Perkins in Peterborough, students learnt the importance of a good CV in getting an interview.  Students also saw presentations from Lincoln University on the vast array of courses and degree types they could study as well as a presentation on the types of apprenticeship available including higher and degree level apprenticeships.

Dr Spibey, Head of Post 16 said “This was an excellent opportunity for our Year 12 students to gain experience in writing a CV and gaining vital interview skills.  The feedback from both the students and external interviewees was excellent and the students should be extremely proud of how they conducted themselves”.

Andrew Pugh, Chair of Governors said “I was really impressed with the standard of CV produced in such a short period of time as well as the quality of answers received from the students.  They understood what was required to get a job and were open to ideas and help in formulating their replies.  Students were eager to be given the chance to sell themselves in a one on one interview.  There was a clear understanding of the routes needed to gain promotion after securing the job and where they wanted to be in 10 years’ time.

It’s a healthy position to be in when all the students who attended were engaged and knew where they wanted to be in the near and distant future - a credit to the work of the careers team at the Academy”.

It was a great experience. I learned so much about how to present myself at an interview and received really helpful advice about researching my future career plans.” Aden Cammidge

The day was an excellent experience, full of lots of informations that has helped me understand my future career options” Daniel Hodge

“A really constructive day with lots of useful and insightful information about careers and university” Natasha Davies