0492 1409 Preparing For The World Of Work Essay

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Saint Paul’s Pupils Prepare for the World of Work
Year 9 pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe benefitted from a day’s “job seeking” workshop which was organised by Manchester City
Council's Wythenshawe Regeneration Team and Wythenshawe Community
Housing Group.
The pupils spent the day gaining advice and participating in activities covering how to search for a job, writing effective CVs and application forms, typical interview questions and how to present well at an interview. The business experts provided valuable advice on how to effectively present themselves both in writing and in person to achieve the best start for their careers.

Employers from a variety of industries and market sectors supported this event including
Microsoft, Manchester Airport, Open University,
MCFC and Lloyds Banking. The employers are members of BW3 (Business Working with
Wythenshawe) who have volunteered their time at this event (for further information visit: www.bw3.org.uk). The pupils had an individual mock interview with an employer. “I felt very nervous about the interview but I know that I am now better prepared and will be less nervous when it is a real job interview. Also the employers gave us feedback on how we did which was really useful,” said one of the pupils involved.
“This was a wonderful opportunity for our pupils,” commented Mr Mike
Whiteside, Assistant Headteacher at Saint Paul’s. “The experience and advice they gained during the day will prove to be