Burrows support their Search for a Star Applicants by hosting Employability Skills Training days

The labour market is intensely competitive and employers are looking for people who are flexible, take the initiative and have the ability to undertake a variety of tasks.  These transferable skills are needed by an individual to make them more employable.

As part of the Gaia designed Search for a Star apprenticeship recruitment programme we build in a bespoke employability skills training day, designed to educate and inform the students about the importance of identifying and promoting their transferable skills, making a positive first impression and the use of body language to project confidence and positivity.  An integral part of this day is also about preparing students for interviews, whether for a job or further education application.

For the Burrows Search for a Star programme, 24 young people attended an Employability Skills Training and Assessment day across two sites.  The feedback from the students was extremely positive with many informing us that they would remember this training for a long time.  At the end of the training day, all the students were presented with a Certificate of Attendance for their CV portfolio.

“The day helped me learn the importance of using positive body language” – a student

“The day was brilliant!.” – a student

As part of the day, the students underwent an interview assessment with a member of the Burrows  Management team. From these interviews, 17 students have been offered a week-long work experience placement.

We can’t wait to find out how they get on!