Posted by eckoh at 9:10 AM on Mar 31, 2017

Eckoh Helps Local Pupils Get Ready for the World of Work

Eckoh took part in an Employability Skills event on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at The Cavendish School in Hertfordshire.

The initiative is part of Connect Dacorum’s programme of activities to help local pupils get ready for the working world.

The interactive event was well attended by 140, Year 10 pupils who were provided with a 1:1 review of their CVs, advice with the interview process and the opportunity to participate in mock interviews.

The pupils were thoroughly engaged and came away with a lot of useful information such as how to dress, overcoming anxiety, how to behave at interview and the importance of making a good first impression.

The Cavendish School commented “What a valuable session for the students. Their level of engagement and feedback shows how much they enjoyed it. The facilitators made CVs and interview skills very relevant to Year 10 students, despite the world of work being quite a long way off for most of them.”

The Eckoh facilitators from the HR team were keen to help shape the next generation and pass on valuable advice.

Joanne Truscott, Head of HR at Eckoh commented “We love getting involved with our local community and this event allowed us to help pupils understand the realities that will impact their working lives for many years to come. We’re pleased to have been able to help and advise them.”

About Connect Dacorum

Connect Dacorum is a partnership between the business, public and voluntary sectors that actively participates in creating a better quality of life for all in the Dacorum and surrounding area.

We provide information and expertise on community involvement opportunities for organisations of all sizes and support our members in the delivery of their Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.