Skills @ Work provides students with a unique insight into the world of work. A number of volunteer employees from a local branch of State Street, a worldwide financial services company, are partnering Piper’s Hill College students on the 5th year LCVP programme. Over five sessions, students are provided with the opportunity to learn about the company and its business and to consider careers and further study options available to them when they finish school.
Sessions in the Skills @ Work programme involve a site visit, CV writing skills, mock interviews, Day in the Life insights and at the conclusion the class present their learnings.
In many of the companies involved in this programme, it is the HR department who conduct the mock interviews and this can be an invaluable experience for young students who would never have experienced preparing for and performing in a professional business interview.