Article from the Shuttle News
A former Stourport High School student is going back to the classroom to advise on careers and how to succeed in today’s competitive jobs market, as part of a county-wide programme.
Recruitment specialist Andy Rogers has volunteered to support students at the school where he was taught from 2004 to 2009, giving workshops and online support on careers and what employers are looking for, mock interviews and checking students’ CVs.
He said: “I thought I could add value, giving a wider perspective from the world of business to help current students and I’m happy to give my time.”
Mr Rogers, who lives and works in Bristol, has taken up the role of Enterprise Advisor, a new initiative by Worcestershire County Council’s Careers and Enterprise Company to encourage former students to bring their knowledge of work and recruitment into schools.
Jane Millington, assistant principal, said: “We have a robust careers’ programme at Stourport High, which is enhanced by the advice and support that Andy brings with his wealth of knowledge and experience in recruitment and the world of the work.”
The school is part of the Severn Academies Educational Trust and Chris King, chief executive, added: “This is a great example of the sort of partnership working and reaching out to the community that we work hard to promote for the benefit of all.”
Anyone interested in volunteering as an Enterprise Advisor at schools across the county can contact Alice Cook on ACook@worcestershire.gov.uk for details.