Year 12 Business Studies students find out what’s in store for the food and grocery industry

  • Posted On: 23 November 2018
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Year 12 Business Studies students find out what’s in store for the food and grocery industry

Did you know the average person goes food shopping 26 times a month? Or that 1 in 7 jobs in the UK are in the Food and Grocery Industry?

Year 12 Business Studies students attended an employability workshop, run by Future First, to learn more about the Food and Grocery industry. Managers from leading employers Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Greggs gave up their time to work with the students who learned about the latest developments in industry. Business managers brought a breadth of experience from a range of departments, such as People Management, Health and Safety, Regional Management and Store Management.

Students worked in small groups with the business leaders and developed their interview skills as they practised answering typical interview questions with the aim of building their confidence.    Students then received feedback on their interview performance and body language. Meeting these businesses also supported their A-level Business curriculum.

Katy Harrison, Alumni Programme Officer for Future First at Richmond School said: “It was lovely to see your fabulous Year 12s so engaged and enthusiastic when meeting industry professionals”.

Tegan Ivory, Year 12 student commented: “It was a good experience to build interview skills and talking to Tesco managers taught me a lot about what goes on in a large supermarket”.

Ms Mannion, Manager Careers and Employability added: “Such a great event helps to develop meaningful interactions with businesses which is important for our students and our careers programme. We aim to continue the partnership with Future First, and a big thank you to all the businesses who came in today to work with our students”.

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