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Mentors prove to be just the job

South Shore Academy pupils took part in an employability programme with the DWP

South Shore Academy pupils took part in an employability programme with the DWP

Teens from South Shore Academy are ready for the world of work after taking part in a mentoring scheme.

The youngsters worked alongside staff from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), who taught them employability skills.

Students learned about the importance of customer service, market research, planning and structure, financial elements, health and safety, advertising and also liaised with other DWP staff.

Joanne Baker, work related learning manager at the academy, said: “The students involved have shown great enthusiasm, and it has been great to see their confidence grow working with staff at DWP.

“Their interaction with the staff have been fantastic.

“The students have really engaged. Not only have they improved in confidence with their communication, but also grown with maturity.

“These projects show that bringing elements of the working world into a student’s life, brings a greater understanding of the adult world and employers expectations.”

 

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