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News : Domestic & General Staff Go Back to School
June 5, 2014 — Staff from Nottingham contact centre Domestic & General went back to the classroom to help prepare school pupils for the world of work.
They offered 14 and 15-year-olds at All Saints Catholic School in Mansfield advice about getting a job.
Angela Ayton, Francesca Parris, Martin Beal, Chris Regan and Richard Gaunt held mock interviews to show the pupils how to cope under pressure.
Angela Ayton, HR assistant at Domestic & General, said: "The team really enjoys going into schools to talk to young people about the world of work. We have been doing it for several years and we believe it is really worthwhile.
"Working in the HR department at Domestic & General involves dealing with job applications and the recruitment process on a daily basis and because of this we can offer pupils a wealth of advice as well as sharing our expertise.
"Getting guidance early on is really important. We hope to continue working with the pupils of All Saints’ Catholic School to offer our full support in preparing them for starting out in their careers."
In preparation for the day, which formed part of the students’ curriculum, the year 10 students were each asked to apply for a fictitious job and then asked to respond with an application, CV and letter of interest.
Domestic & General employs around 1,000 people at its Nottingham contact centre and has supported the school’s annual mock interview day for the past six years.
Lesley Buet, director of support services at All Saints Catholic School, said: "The mock interview day was a great success and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being interviewed by members of staff from the business community.
"The pupils are at a pivotal stage in their schooling and we want to prepare them for what will come next. We were delighted to have had the support once again from employees at Domestic & General and are extremely grateful for all of their guidance."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, June 9, 2014