Year 10 students from North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College visited Sainsbury’s in Worle on Tuesday (26th January) to learn about employability skills.
The students took part in a series of exercises that taught them about the importance of first impressions, and were given insider tips on what employers look for in an interview candidate.
The students discussed the role that customer service skills play in a variety of professions before being taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sainsbury’s warehouse.
Emma Cox, Business Development Coordinator at NSETC, said: “We are committed to bridge the gap between education and employment.
“Partnering with Sainsbury’s to deliver part of their careers curriculum is a fantastic opportunity for students to understand the skills employers need, receive up to date industry led recruitment advice and understand the opportunities that are available to them in the future.”
Judy Clibbett, Training Manager at Sainsbury’s, told the students about the opportunities available to them at the store.
“There’s a lot more to working at Sainsbury’s than stacking shelves or working on a checkout,” she said.
“For example, not a lot of people know that we employ some of the best vets in the country. We employ people with a wide variety of skills, from chefs to chemists and designers to lawyers.”
Sainsbury’s in Worle has previously been commended by Weston College as an ‘Outstanding Business Partner’ after taking a number of students on for work experience, traineeships and apprenticeships.