Buttershaw College students get to grips with Business & Enterprise

buttershaw b+e day

Year 9 students from Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College in Bradford got an interactive day off timetable to understand more about the world of work and the key behaviours employers are looking for.

Business volunteers from Yorkshire Building Society, City Training Services, Royal Bank of Scotland and the RAF delivered engaging workshops on online presence, business etiquette, rights and responsibilities for employees, communication in the workplace, leadership and budgeting.

180 students had a day away from normal lessons to rotate around each workshop and develop their skills and experience with the volunteers while learning about different routes into employment and job roles available in a range of industries.

At the end of the day 89% of the students that took part said it improved their understanding of the businesses involved in this activity and that the skills taught in school will be required in whatever job they do in the future.

Peter King, Project Coordinator for the region, said: "The students had a diverse range of activities and threw themselves into every challenge. Learning some of those key skills for employment like teamwork and communication was top of the agenda and the day succeeded in helping the students do just that. The business volunteers really brought the importance of those skills and behaviours to life for the students with real life examples of how to apply those skills in the workplace."

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