Sidmouth College students in employability boost

PUBLISHED: 18:26 02 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:26 02 April 2013

Sidmouth College youngsters taking part in the Employability Challenge

Sidmouth College youngsters taking part in the Employability Challenge


Sidmouth College students hope to benefit from a jobs challenge and gain the skills that employers look for.

The Exeter Employment and Skills Board (ESB) scheme focuses on improving communication, organisation, teamwork, customer service and problem solving.

The students will receive practical advice from business mentors before taking part in a mock interview.

Sue Hurley, the head of the sixth form, said: “With the South West currently experiencing a skills shortage of 25 per cent, and youth unemployment figures at 15 per cent, it is more important than ever for young people to develop the skills that employers are looking for.”

The youngsters will be assessed on the five categories in May, and those successful will get an award that is recognised by employers.

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