Whittington Green School students get job ready

Whittington Green World of Work day 2016

A group of more than 70 Year 10 students from Whittington Green School came to Chesterfield College yesterday to get vital skills that will help them when the time comes to get their dream job.

From careers guidance to team building exercises and taking part in mock interviews, students were put through their paces and got the chance to apply for seven fictitious jobs across a range of industries.

The students spent the day working with Engagement, Advice and Guidance staff from the College, local employers from Rolls Royce and NLT Training, Whittington Green School Governors and STEM Ambassadors. The expert teams helped the pupils to work out what their strengths were, what skills they needed to develop and gave them top tips for standing out amongst the crowd when it came to applying for jobs.

Catherine Swain, Careers & Work Experience Co-ordinator from Whittington Green School said:

“It is really important to give young people the opportunity to find out what employers expect and need in an employee.  The event at Chesterfield College helps our Year 10 students to get some expert advice, understand what skills they will need to do the jobs they have an interest in as well as giving them the chance to practice their interview skills with real employers.”

At the end of the day, the performance of the pupils was assessed by the team of teachers and employers and the most successful interviewee for each role was named. Congratulations to everyone who took part and to the following pupils for making it through the selection process! 

  • Arron Johnson – Construction
  • Brad King – Higher Level Apprenticeship – Medicine
  • Joseph Clark – Automotive Technician
  • Ryan Higgins – Sales Administration
  • Faith Clark – Leisure Assistant
  • Stephanie Roper – Teaching Assistant
  • Georgia Bagnall – Chef/Catering Assistant