It is business as usual. All our business mentors are operating remotely and have successfully replaced face to face meetings with candidates, with a variety of online applications including Skype and Zoom Video conferencing. We have in recent months seen a gradual rise in Artificial Intelligence interviews, so prospective employees will find themselves better prepared for the selection process.
The process to get a school and college leaver, or university graduate takes time. Some employers in certain sectors have made staff cut backs and placed their recruitment plans on temporary hold and we know of some graduate entry schemes being postponed, however, there are many current roles to be filled. Once the pandemic passes, there will undoubtedly be new opportunities and vacancies.
Investment in education at college, school and university is predicated on academic achievement and qualifications, but from our experience this does not always leave students in a position where they feel “Work Ready”. Our tutoring makes that transition to employment much easier, and prepares delegates for the step from school to business.
Not everyone fits into the same mould, and many students leave education feeling ill-prepared for the next step. We work alongside Careers Advisory to offer students the best chance of success.
Under the guidance of an experienced Programme Director, our tutoring is run by knowledgeable business people, not academics. They understand what employers really want, and what young people need to do to impress and make progress.
Students will engage in a tutoring, coaching and mentoring programme that is entirely devoted to getting them Work Ready, and to giving them the confidence to go out and succeed. We help them prepare a reference, provide them with a CV that is fit for purpose, and give them access to a 24-hour alumni helpline, meaning we are on hand long after they finish working with us to assist with any job opportunities.
Yes. Some educational establishments now offer three-day Finito courses for students reaching the end of their studies, enabling groups to get Work Ready together via a programme of discovery, exploration and action.
Not at all. Our experts have devised a programme of one-to-one mentoring that covers all the key elements that we believe are necessary for students to make the transition in to work, but there is plenty of opportunity for individuals to discuss their own ambitions and challenges. Our tutors will tailor everything to the needs of individuals.
No, not at the moment.
When it comes to measuring a return on investment, we think the most important yardstick is how quickly our students obtain employment. We aim to make our students Work Ready quickly, and help them get started on their careers as soon as possible, so that they can get the ball rolling on a successful and rewarding future.
When students finish their tutoring with us, we will never simply abandon them to the vagaries of the job market. Job opportunities will require guidance and we are here to help, delivering assistance when it is most needed, and guiding our students through the next steps.