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about 1 year ago by Debbie Lloyd

Change Now Programme

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When we were asked by our charity partners, Leonard Cheshire to participate in the Change Now Programme we jumped at the chance. The programme is aimed at school leaver and college age young adults and it aims to help develop their confidence and skills and support them as they step into the world of further education and work.

For the first event in the programme, we were asked to provide volunteers from the business to provide a virtual workshop, Derek Skelton our CEO and Caitlyn Aitken from our National Recruitment Centre, were thrilled to get involved and share their knowledge and experience. They spent an hour presenting to a group of 47 about what to expect in an interview – everything from CVs and preparation to the sort of questions to ask the panel – they shared some of their experiences too, the message was that if you work hard and be yourself you achieve anything!

Jen Sweeney, Regional Fundraising Manager said:

I really enjoyed listening to the session, I loved the honesty about the speakers' experiences and the examples they used, I thought the session was really positive.

We will be doing a second session on 5th January to the same group, which will be a mock interview so they can see how they work in practise. Derek is also doing another couple of sessions with a Can Do group of students at the City of Liverpool college on 14th January, which will be more of a meet the CEO and Q&A session.

We have lots of other sessions planned in, which other people around the business have volunteered to support too. Watch this space for more information on this programme.

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