Mansfield students given helping hand into world of work

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Business representatives from the community have been helping year 10 Queen Elizabeth Academy students into the world of work.

Mansfield District Council has helped to fund the initiative in partnership with Mansfield Learning Partnership.

It is being delivered by ideas4careers and focuses on improving the enterprise and employability skills of young people attending secondary schools in the Mansfield District.

Representatives from local businesses acted as mentors providing support to the pupils over three days and helped to improve the link between schools and local businesses.

Kate Gannon, teacher at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, said: “The Academy is delighted to be involved in the Me2Work Project.

“It is a great opportunity for our young people to work alongside local employers and gain a real insight into the skills required for today’s workplace.”

The pupils participated in a range of workshops such as networking with the business mentors, problem-solving activities, CV writing and presentation skills.

The project also featured guest speakers including Cllr Sutcliffe and British Paralympic Swimmer Charlotte Henshaw. The project was part of the Council’s Enterprising Mansfield.