Barclays Life Skills workshop highlights how to get ahead

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08/01/2015 by sleach860

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During the last week of the autumn term pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 got to appreciate what it takes to succeed in the world of work.

In a day of workshops led by Fiona Wilkinson on behalf of the Transformation Trust, pupils were put through their paces during on activities on workplace behaviour and interview technique.

At a time when business leaders are claiming school leavers are not “work ready”, the Barclays Life Skills workshop, in addition to other work related activities at MCMA are helping ensure our students have the best possible chance of succeeding at work.

The workshop on workplace behaviour opened the students eyes to what is expected from employees in terms of dress, teamwork, attention to detail, respect, understanding rules and being the best you can be.

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Pupils got to work through a number of role play scenarios which tested the above expectations and offered a taste of what the world of work is like.  Fiona was assisted by Olusayo Phillips a credit risk manager from Barclays Bank, who was able to add real life insights from the finance sector, which resonated with the learners.

After lunch Year 11 students benefitted from hints, tips and advice on interviews.  This session was very timely as Year 11 are now approaching the time when they will be called in for college, sixth form and apprenticeship interviews.

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