Year 13 students heard from five local employers from the food and grocery industry who shared their career knowledge and experience as part of the 'Feeding Britain's Future' Education Programme'. Local representatives from companies such as The 2 Sisters Group, Tesco and Fox's Biscuits gave Carr Hill students an insight into careers in manufacturing, logistics, HR, retailing and more.
During the workshop representatives shared their career journeys whilst giving students a greater understanding of how the subjects they study are relevant to different job roles and what workplace skills they need to develop. The guests also gave students an insight in to the skills employers value, the roles they find hard to recruit for, and the many routes into the industry. The 'Feeding Britain's Future' Education Programme is run by IGD which is a research and training charity which sits at the heart of the food and grocery industry.
Head Boy Niall said: “It was interesting to hear from the employers at the workshop as they all had plenty of tips and advice about employment. I found the sections relating to interviews and what to expect during interviews particularly helpful. The employers talked a lot about the structure of an interview and it was enlightening. I feel more confident about interview situations now and I will be applying the advice we were given.”
Mr Beale, Teacher in charge of Personal Development and Careers Guidance, said: “Thank you to all the employers who took part in this workshop. We appreciate them taking the time to share their knowledge with our students. Feedback following the event tells us that our students now feel more prepared for the world of work having had access to the IGD workshop.”