According to a recent survey published in the Telegraph “two-thirds of employers are more likely to hire a young person with work experience over someone with none and 80 per cent of employers think work experience is essential. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/finance/your-bank/11232030/benefits-work-experience.html).
With this in mind Breyer Group has developed a range of tailored work experience programmes that provide candidates with: -
From an employer’s perspective work experience provides an invaluable insight into a potential employee and at Breyer Group many placements have turned into sustainable paid employment.
Prince Annor, 14 years old, is currently completing his GSCE examinations at All Saints Catholic School, where he is studying Computer Science, Triple Award Science and Geography.
He completed his two week placement shadowing and supporting members of staff from various divisions within the business. This has enabled him to develop his soft skills such as team working, communication skills and commercial awareness, all of which are highly sought after by employers.
Paula Arkell-Waller, Employment and Training Officer, Breyer Group said: “What a joy Prince has been and how he has been a pleasure to work with him during his time here at Breyer Group. I have had fantastic feedback from all the departments he has been working in.”
Roy Ramrutton, Community Development Manager, Breyer Group was also delighted and explained “Work experience enables candidates to differentiate themselves as well as enhancing their job applications and particularly their interviews. This is because they’ve gained a better understanding of the sector they want to go into, but also because they can talk more confidently and ask questions.
We wish Prince every success with his education and future career.”