Mansfield pupils given valuable tips on the world of work

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Staff from Domestic and General in Nottingham went back into the classroom to help prepare a group of Mansfield pupils for the world of work.

Domestic & General employees talked to 14 and 15-year-olds at All Saints Catholic School about the best ways of getting a job and held mock interviews.

In preparation for the day, which formed part of the students’ curriculum, the year 10 students were each asked to apply for a fictitious job and then asked to respond with an application, CV and letter of interest.

Lesley Buet, director of support services at All Saints Catholic School, said: “The mock interview day was a great success and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being interviewed by members of staff from the business community.

“The pupils are at a pivotal stage in their schooling and we want to prepare them for what will come next. We were delighted to have had the support once again from employees at Domestic & General and are extremely grateful for all of their guidance.”

Angela Ayton, HR assistant at Domestic & General, said: “The team really enjoys going into schools to talk to young people about the world of work. We have been doing it for several years and we believe it is really worthwhile.

“Getting guidance early on is really important. We hope to continue working with the pupils of All Saints’ Catholic School to offer our full support in preparing them for starting out in their careers.”

Domestic & General employs around 1,000 people at its Nottingham contact centre and has supported the school’s annual mock interview day for the past six years.