With so many disruptions over the last year and a reduction in the physical work experience opportunities available to students, B4 has been working with members in the B4 community to come up with a regular chance for students to find out more about the possibilities open to them in the world of business.
Having run a successful pilot show in conjunction with Lindsay Powell, Careers Leader at Europa School, where over 50 students heard from local employers Unipart, Jennings and Blenheim Palace, a regular series of shows is launching in May. The shows will also give students an idea of the soft and practical skills that they will need to be aware of as they enter their careers. This is also an opportunity for businesses to showcase themselves to their future employees and excite them about the wide range of roles they could enjoy on their doorstep.
Lindsay commented. “This is a fantastic opportunity for students to understand the different business opportunities in Oxfordshire. Exploring careers and understanding employability skills helps to raise aspirations, improve motivation and build confidence.”
Each show will see a local business invited to provide an insight into what they do, what they look for in employees and what skills are required. They’ll also talk about apprenticeships and other work experience opportunities.
A representative from the business community will also explain the importance of soft skills such as taking initiative, communication skills, leadership, motivation, time management, the ability to work under pressure and taking responsibility.
Our final guest will help with practical advice such as interview technique, CV writing and which qualifications are needed for certain jobs.
There will be ample opportunities for questions and each session will be recorded, so catch up for sessions missed won’t be a problem.
As we come out of lockdown, B4 will be looking to gain access into businesses to secure footage to share during these shows to provide more insight into what businesses do and the environments in which they operate.
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