The Leigh Academy hosted the latest FSB’s skills 30:30 event on Thursday 25th January. Just under 40 year 12 students took the opportunity to participate in this highly successful initiative.

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Workshops

Whilst business participants took part in their own workshops on supported employment by Kent Supported Employment and updates by the Federation of Small Businesses www.fsb.org.uk/about-us , students began their event with presentations on how to dress to impress and how to make themselves indispensable in the workplace. Thank you yet again to presenters, Deborah Turner of You Image Consultancy www.youimageconsultancy.co.uk and Darrel Linehan of My Careers Options www.mycareersoptions.co.uk for imparting so much really useful information.

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Speed Networking

After the individual workshops, nearly 30 business delegates and the students came together for a session of facilitated speed networking. Students avidly took the opportunity to talk to guests about their aspirations as well as asking each business about them and their career journey.

Thank you to Paul Andrews CEO of Jobs in Kent for acting as master of ceremonies www.jobsinkent.com

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Post event, all students agreed that they had enjoyed the event.

Comments included:

                                         “Very nice, informative people!”

                                         “The event was helpful and informative”

                                         “It helped me build my confidence”

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Businesses commented:

“Thanks for inviting us it’s always a pleasure to meet your students”

“It’s always a pleasure”

“Big thank you to the staff and pupils of the Leigh Academy and to Alison at FSB and the business owners who attended . This is a programme that the Business Bunker Radio Show does in conjunction with FSB Kent to bring business people into schools to talk about the world of work. Its immensely fulfilling , there are lots of talented young people and its great fun. If you are a business owner, manager, recruiter or HR person please think about attending one of these events.”

“I always look forward to the time spent with youngsters”

“It was a great event; thank you”

“Always good to be involved”

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Teacher comment included:

“The students enjoyed the session a lot, thank you.”