In a fast-paced half-day (or whole-day) workshop, Year 12-13 students engage in a team challenge, discover personal employability strengths, practise talking about them, interview work guests, write a short job application and short-list others’, then interview and/or are interviewed for the job. Students will learn to think like an employer, seeing things from the short-lister’s and interviewer’s perspectives.
Typical schedule (full-day only activities in italics):
- Introduction & principles
- See Work – list jobs, work as team to depict jobs; research labour market information through ‘World of Work’ card game
- Know Your Strengths – get and give feedback on personal employability skills with others from your team and whole group
- Talk Strengths – practise talking about personal employability skills by interviewing and being interviewed by members of your group, receive feedback on performance
- Career WorkOut – in small groups of 3-4, interview guests from world of work about their experiences of job application and interview (extended in full-day)
- Produce a short personal job application and participate in a panel short-listing others’ applications
- Mock Interview – experience interview by guest from world of work and receive formal feedback from student observers/ participate in interview panel
- Concluding round and Next steps.
Young people will complete the training with confidence that they can succeed at work and a Worktree certificate outlining the skills they have demonstrated.