A group of volunteers from HM Revenue and Customs in Birmingham recently held a celebration event to mark the end of their work with a local secondary school. The team from City Centre House took part in the Engaging Our Young People project and ran interactive sessions for Year 10 students from George Dixon Academy over the course of 6 weeks on topics including career planning, interview skills, CV writing and customer service.
Project Manager, Rajinder Nahal said,
We had 14 students take part. We got them thinking about their future and what kind of job they would like to do, ran a body language workshop, invited a guest speaker to talk about apprenticeships, helped students complete a personal profile and ran mock interview sessions
The students who attended came from a variety of different backgrounds and have struggles that most of us cannot even imagine. Their positivity was refreshing and the questions they asked throughout the weeks were inspiring.
The Engaging Our Young People project aims to improve young people's prospects for employment and hopes to encourage a positive attitude towards the benefits of going out to work.
As a volunteer, you get a chance to develop your skills and enhance your competencies. Representing the Civil Service, you will make a difference in your own community.
If your team would like to learn more and take part in this exciting project please contact: Andrea James