On 20th June, Expert trainers from Talk the Talk worked with our year 12 students to get them thinking about employability skills, interview techniques, how to improve connections with potential employers and improve their self-esteem. The sessions were split into groups to allow an in-depth focus on the individual aims.
Talk the Talk asked our students to discuss their life experiences and how these can help to define and build a set of unique skills to increase their employability value. We also discussed how they are feeling about moving through to the next stages of their education or employment and the steps they each needed to take to increase their confidence and how they can become further prepared to build a future in the media and creative industries they see for themselves when they leave sixth form. Talk the talk discussed what makes a good interview, how to stand out, and how to be resilient when answering questions from an employer. Students then underwent mock interviews where the students had to prepare a set of open questions as both an interviewer and interviewee. The aim of this was for students to get experience in interviews and gain confidence in knowing what is expected from them in university, apprenticeship, or employment interviews.
This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain more experience in preparing for their future, developing students’ Oracy skills and communication confidence to support positive life interactions and improved social outcomes in support of the Jack Petchey Foundation.
Year 12s were so engaged with the workshop which helped prepare them for the future – working directly with industry professionals allowed them to prepare for their next steps after Global. After the workshop – our students felt more confident when communicating and better equipped with the skills for confident communication when they enter the creative industry” Jonathan Jacob, Director of Specialism