9 Students from the Year 12 One Year Deloitee Programme organised a Careers Fayre to run alongside a Macmillan coffee morning on 28th September 2015.
Stuart Beardsley, Charles Edwards, Alex Glastonbury, Natasha Mackay, Elley Naish, Megan Prentice, Chloe Rich, Courtney Rich and Charleigh Tuffin, all Year 12 students, partnered with Sandie Johns from Cornwall College to create an event for their one year Work Based Learning Course.
42 employers networked with Newquay Tretherras Students, giving information about career opportunities and insights into what they look for in an employee.
It proved to be valuable information for students leaving school and seeking employment, several of who used the occasion to secure work experience placements and holiday jobs.
Chloe Rich and Courtney Rich commented, ‘It was very challenging to organise something like this, but by using teamwork we overcame the challenge and were really pleased with the day as a whole.’
Whilst the event was organised as an opportunity for Sixth Form Students to network with local businesses, it also ran as a Macmillan Coffee Morning which raised over £280. The Deloitte team also negotiated raffle prizes, donated by local and national businesses, that included Frankie and Benny’s, Great Western Railway, The Bedruthan Steps Hotel, and the Harbour House Hotel and Spa.
Sandie Johns, Deloitte Employability Trainer said: “Deloitte is a widely recognised company, which really stands out on people’s CV’s and can often put you at the top of the list for interviews. It is a unique qualification that provides good preparation before going to University or entering employment. We see the progression and confidence of students develop, as they have had to overcome their nerves through presenting to peers and networking. This is what the course really focuses on – giving our students a fantastic opportunity to understand the workplace environment. It challenges them and puts them out of their comfort zone, which ultimately develops their confidence and employability. Our Year 12 students had three weeks to organise this event which consisted of planning, organising, contacting employers, obtaining donations for their raffle and running the event in its entirety. They have done an absolutely fantastic job, and I could not be any prouder of them.”