Sixth Form students show off employability at You’re Hired! event

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in News | No Comments

Sixth Formers at saltash.net community school have had the chance to show off their employability skills as part of the annual ‘You’re Hired’ competition to find the most employable 17 year olds in the area.

Students took part in a business task run by Paul Greening of ATOS, whereby they had to plan, cost and risk assess a route for a water pipeline for a nuclear reactor, and then actually build a model of the pipeline and test to see if it worked and whether it leaked! Part way through the day students were then confronted with a fictional group of protestors and had to produce marketing and press materials to justify their pipeline and choice of route.

Throughout the activity Paul both supported the students and kept a close eye on how well they were showing their employability – through hard work, leadership, team work, tenacity and other key skills.

At the end of the day four students – Hannah Baker, Emily Rawlings, Abi Cox and Iosbail Berry – were chosen to represent the school in the Final, where they will compete against finalists from other schools in and around the Plymouth area. Four other students – Jordan Mortimore, Rebecca Horne, Lucy Welsh and Clare Jones -were chosen as runners-up and will serve as reserves in the competition.

Head of Sixth Form Adam Killeya, said, “All the students worked hard, but these eight in particular have proved themselves worthy of being named amongst Plymouth’s most employable. We’re always very proud of our students’ academic achievements, but also of what they achieve in a whole range of competitions including sports, public speaking and You’re Hired.”