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You’re hired

Date Posted: 05/04/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

Students from QE have been given excellent preparation for the world of work!  A group of second year students who are seeking apprenticeships after A level studies attended a “You’re Hired” event at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington. Local representatives from Job Centre Plus and KMS Partners recruitment agency put students through their paces as they practised being recruiters themselves, comparing CVs and cover letters to decide who was the right person for the job.  They were given top tips on how to prepare and write a successful job application and gained an insight into what employers are looking for in a prospective employee.  Students worked in groups to share ideas and had to fill in an actual job application, a great opportunity to develop their employability skills and knowledge of recruitment practices.

Ryan Land, a student at QE, said “ I really enjoyed it – it was good that we had an employer working with us in our groups so that we could ask questions and get advice that is going to help us in the future”

Alison Elliott from the Job Centre Plus added “The students were really engaged and enthusiastic about the activities they took part in – it is so important that young people are well prepared for the world of work and this type of event helps to do that.  We look forward to continuing to work alongside QE to do this.”