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Students get valuable advice for the workplace

BUSINESS people from Dorset have been passing on useful advice to more than 300 students taking part in the Young Enterprise Employability programme.

More than 60 volunteers from the business community gave up their time to help the youngsters from 13 schools in the Bournemouth and Poole area.

The scheme is funded by Borough of Poole, Aimhigher with BU, Bournemouth Borough Council and Christchurch and East Dorset Borough Council.

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and employability education charity, delivering programmes to over 1,000 young people in Dorset alone each year.

The programme consisted of eight interactive workshops, culminating in a mock interview at various business locations, which for some young people was their first experience of an interview.

Pupils learned the importance of teamwork and decision making, developing their confidence and communication with adults and understanding the need for thought and preparation.

The programme began in 2009 and was initially created in support of Borough of Poole’s passion to prepare local young people for work.

Due to the success of the 2012/13 programme, it is expanding in to 18 schools next year.

To take part, either though volunteering or administrative support, please contact hannah.cook@y-e.org.uk

More information about Young Enterprise is available from www.young-enterprise.org.uk

 

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