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Prospects workshop gives students a careers boost

Business students took part in employability skills sessions when advisors from the UK’s biggest careers service, Prospects, visited College in November.

Robert Tatton, the lead advisor for Prospects in Romford, ran sessions for the students to give them advice on applying for jobs and to help get them ready for work.  

The students, who are all studying the Level 2 Business BTEC course, were given support in strengthening their CVs and they were able to practise writing a covering letter for a job application.

In separate workshops they completed a skills audit, an online application for a Customer Service Assistant role in a retail store, and also had a preparing for your interview session.

Mock interviews were held the following week where students were able to put into practise the skills they had learnt.

Business tutors Koren Leaves, Deniz Halil and Sumaya Musa-Bein helped organise the day and gave the students feedback in one-to-one drop-in sessions in order to boost their confidence when attending a real job interview.

One student said: “The workshops have made me realise how important your CV and a covering letter is when applying for a job and the interviews were good practise to get us ready for the real thing.” 

 

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