Working with Schools Initiative
With National Apprenticeship Week coming to an end, we’re now getting ready for National Careers Week in March, a week dedicated to celebrating careers guidance and resources available to young people in education across the UK. NCW aims to focus on careers guidance activity at an important time in students’ lives in order to support them when they leave education.
In the past, we have worked with secondary schools in East London to engage with students, conduct mock interviews and introduce them to the world of Facilities Management along with the endless opportunities. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case in recent years due to the pandemic but we are really excited to support Higham’s Park Secondary School in preparing their 250 students for National Careers Week, where will conduct online mock interviews with the students. To support this process, the IWFM Rising FMs Committee have delivered two workshops; one based on CV writing and the second based on interviewing techniques. We hope that from this experience we can support these students in work experience/apprenticeship opportunities in Facilities Management.
This year, with the help of volunteers, we want to organise online interviews with secondary school students in order to help them discover the options available to them at the end of their school learning. These online interviews would take place during National Careers Week (7th to 11th March) and will provide students with the information they need to aid them.
We are now actively looking for volunteers within the FM industry to help us carry out the mock interviews which will consist of morning blocks between 9am and 12pm across National Careers Week.
We would also love to be able to provide apprenticeship opportunities for students further down the line, in order to expand their skills and knowledge for the world of work!
If you would like to volunteer to help us with this project, please contact us via email at [email protected] or call 0208 529 0548.