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A3 pupils learn how to get hired

Earlier this week A3 pupils attended an interactive ‘How to get hired’ event at Bryanston, led by experienced HR and training professionals, including several OBs.

The keynote address, entitled ‘Nuts and bolts of getting a job’, was delivered by Andrew Griffith (Sa ’86) and clearly and concisely articulated the need for pupils to be well prepared ahead of time for their entry into working life. Andrew has 24 years’ experience in the world of human resources, including recruitment, across a diverse range of industries such as pharmaceuticals, IT, and oil and gas.

The ‘How to get hired’ afternoon aimed to encourage pupils to start early with their preparations for a happy and fulfilling working life by giving them a clear insight into what recruiters expect, top tips on what they can do now to get ahead and directions to useful tools they can use to help them become an outstanding candidate. The afternoon consisted of four interactive workshop sessions covering interviews, networking and mentoring, social media and personal image and introduced the pupils to each area in turn.

Fiona Pyrgos, Head of Careers, said:  “We are delighted to introduce the ‘How to get hired’ afternoon as a new feature in Bryanston’s calendar.  We are committed to ensuring that our pupils have every opportunity to be successful in a competitive job market and this initiative is an important step in helping our pupils develop their individual career pathways.” 

A huge thank you to all the professionals who gave so generously of their time and expertise in delivering the workshops for the benefit of our pupils:

Ashley de Safrin (C ’68)                                    Barclays Lifeskills project

Ella Elmore-Jones (Pk ’99)                                 Big Bang Boom

Andrew Griffith (Sa ’86)                                    J.P. Morgan, Junior Talent Pipeline team

Nigel Young (Sh ’75)