Careers lessons complement this programme by teaching students how to complete a curriculum vitae and application forms, write letters to employers and gain interview skills. We are privileged to have speakers from different companies coming into the College to make students aware of the opportunities available to them. ‘Leicestershire Cares’ gives every student an interview to practise the skills learnt. Careers education helps students to engage in the world of work and research the different paths they may be interested in, giving students the tools to manage this transition in the future.
The Art of Brilliance Group runs a programme of ‘Positive Psychology’ for their peers and Year 10 students. The students organise assemblies with guest speakers such as Andy Cope, they also do training with the Year 10 students on how to maximise their potential. Ashfieldin2Focus sponsor the Art of Brilliance conference for the Year 9 students in our feeder High Schools, which takes place at various locations. All of these students benefit from the Art of Brilliance positive psychology programme run by their peers.
A large number of our Year 10 students presented ‘Mission Impossible’ challenge workshops to senior managers of CEVA Logistics Company of Ashby De La Zouch. ‘We were invited to CEVA International through the Art of Brilliance programme to organise a management training course. This raised confidence and self esteem, especially for the quieter people in the group. Business leaders then delivered sessions to students on a variety of aspects related to the world of work, such as CV writing, interview technique, and dealing with difficult workplace situations.