On 6 July we welcomed a group of food and grocery industry professionals into our classroom to give Year 9 students an insight into the variety of jobs available in the industry and the skills needed in the workplace.
The two sessions featured activities designed to build confidence and develop key employability skills like communication, teamwork and decision-making. Working with industry professionals, students looked at:
- Decision-making, confidence building and identifying their skills
- The link between school subjects and their future careers
- The hidden job market, how to write eye-catching CVs and deal with challenging interview questions
The workshop was part of IGD’s nationwide Feeding Britain’s Future programme, which brings industry volunteers into schools to share their knowledge and career stories with 13 – 17 year-olds, to bring to life the world of work.
The programme is supported by education charity Future First who facilitated the workshop.