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Curtis welcomes careers day opportunity

 

Steve Mallett, Sales Director of Curtis recently took part in a careers day at two local secondary schools.

This opportunity arose by association with a local recruitment company.  Lisa Jarvis, Director of Permanent Solutions Direct developed a link between education and business.  The event is great fun for volunteers and students, but most importantly is a fantastic way for the year 9 students to learn about different career options from people who are actually performing that role.  It is a cross between "What's my line" and "speed dating" with the volunteers moving around from group to group of approximately 7 students at a time and being asked a series of questions to which they are only allowed to answer yes or no to, for 5 minutes.  After that time a whistle will blow and the students has to try and guess what the volunteer does for a living, with a further 4/5 minutes then allowed for the volunteer to explain more about their job, how they started out, qualifications needed, career progression etc...

Steve says "This was a great opportunity and experience to be involved with.  As we know it is difficult for teenagers to know what profession to work towards.  By sharing my role it gives the students more choice when considering their future and careers they may not have considered. These days have proved such a success with students, I will certainly be looking forward to the next event".