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Year 9 students mean business!

18 October 2019  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Year 9 Business students attended an employability workshop which was organised and run by Edcoms. The theme was “Feeding Britain’s Future”. Business partners from Tesco, Aldi and the Co-operative volunteered their time to talk to students about their jobs and career pathways. Year 9 Business students attended an employability workshop which was organised and run by Edcoms. The theme was “Feeding Britain’s Future”. Business partners from Tesco, Aldi and the Co-operative volunteered their time to talk to students about their jobs and career pathways. Students were involved in a lively debate about the labour market and opportunities in the Food and Grocery industry. They also learned how to link academic subjects to careers and they practised their interview skills with the business visitors. The event brought together employability skills which are needed for careers education, with curriculum learning about recruitment and selection which is an essential part of the GCSE Business course. Mark Hardy from Aldi commented that Oliver Hird stood out with his questions, his interest and his good listening skills.  Keeley Younger, Preston Gredziak, Miles Livingstone-Owen, Joe Palliser and Chad Kennedy also had excellent questions and impressed the panel. Ms Mannion, Careers Leader said: “I felt so proud of how the Year 9 students were engaged in the activities – they had so many questions for the business partners.  It is really important that students have meaningful encounters with businesses, and the quality of today’s event was outstanding.” Mrs Preston, Pastoral Manager, was so impressed by the atmosphere in the workshop and she said she observed active listening, positive body language and all students participating.

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