Pupils learn about the world of work

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A charity which has worked with dozens of students at a Kirkby school to help them enter the world of work is now offering more than 400 work placements

Believe in Young People (BiYP) is involving more employers as it helps 11-18 year olds prepare for future employment and guide them into their most fulfilling career.

At Kirkby College the company’s employer partner Premier Inn, held an Inspire event with Year 9s at the college in June this year.

This event saw 70 students meet representatives from Premier Inn and prepare to apply for work experience this term or next.

Kelly Halliday, Work Related Learning Co-ordinator at Kirkby College, said: “Our students found the event inspirational and motivational but it also offered a lot of practical tips and advice to prepare them for work, understand what skills and behaviours they possess and which career opportunities they are suited to.”

She said getting the opportunity to meet local employers face-to-face had a huge impact on pupils. So far the charity is working with Costa in Westgate, Mansfield and South Normanton and Premier Inns in Hucknall, Ripley Daybrook and South Normanton.