Earlier this month, Hudson RPO joined our partners at PayPoint to conduct mock interviews with 160 Year 11 students in Welwyn Garden City.
Lead recruiter Carol Jager tells us more about how the area partnership continues to inspire and engage area students.
As Year 11 students prepare to write their GCSE exams, they face the important decision of whether to progress to 6th form and do their A levels, or apply to local colleges to complete a BTEC qualification.
Hudson RPO and PayPoint are committed to helping students along this journey.
We’ve partnered with Stanborough, a local secondary school, to help this community reach their Gatsby benchmarks. The Gatsby programme promotes careers guidance and exploration.
Thanks to the programme, every pupil enjoys multiple opportunities to learn from employers. They discover more about work, employment, and the skills that are valued in the workplace.
Every year from the age of 11, pupils participate in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer where they learn about work and what it is like or what it takes to be successful in the workplace.
During a recent session, students could ask questions about PayPoint, learn more about our backgrounds, and deepen their understanding of how decisions influence career prospects. We also conducted dozens of mock interviews.
Excitingly, we have a number of activities planned with local schools this year. The next one takes place on the 4th March. During this event, we’ll give girls (aged 11 to 14) the opportunity to meet 22 women in different careers, ranging from engineering, to nursing, to finance.
At PayPoint, we delight in giving back to the community, whether it’s by offering careers advice or volunteering for other good causes, including World Environment Day.
Want to learn more about Hudson RPO’s partnership with PayPoint? Read the case study, which reveals how we’ve helped PayPoint save £600k in agency fees.