Helping Young People Prepare for The Next Step

Students in schools across East Dunbartonshire have been undertaking Young Enterprise Scotland's and BT Scotland's Empower Programme since the new term began in September. This programme helps young people identify their own skills, qualities and strengths and how these relate to the workplace or the next step in education. Working closely with individual schools Young Enterprise Scotland has been delivering a versatile programme responsive to the needs of students.In the latest stage of this intensive programme students have been drawing on their learning to impress at interview sessions with our business volunteers.On Thursday 6 December it was the turn of thirteen students at Kirkintilloch High School to face four highly experienced interviewers.After the sessions Prof Stan Paliwoda from Paliwoda Consulting said, 'Mock interview sessions are important in confidence building, students can learn so much about presenting themselves to their best advantage.'

Elaine Campbell from The Department For Works and Pensions felt the volunteer interviewers gained as much as the students she commented; 'Working with students who are so positive, confident, assured and prepared has given me a new outlook'.During a plenary session after the interviews the students were able to turn the tables on the volunteers by asking them about their own interview experiences. The business volunteers congratulated Kirkintilloch High School and the students on their enthusiasm and superb preparation for the interviews.

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  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland
  • Disability Confident
  • Living Wage Employer
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About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

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