Local employment opportunities

Learners will research what employment opportunities are available in the local area and how they can meet an employer's requirements by developing the necessary skill set.  Young people will prepare for and take part in a mock interview with external 'panel members' and finally, develop an advice pack for school leavers to prepare them for the world of work.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. how to develop skills employers are looking for; what are the employment opportunities in the local area? 
• Enterprising skills improved by developing creativity, confidence, positive attitude; increasing motivation to learning; taking responsibility and making decisions; consideration of others through group work and discussion; raising achievement and fostering ambition 
• Developed employability skills: communication, planning, organisation, time management, researching, co-operating, contributing, sourcing, negotiating, analysing, reporting, presenting, marketing 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by organising a board of interviewers, and outlining effective skills for interviewees 
• Pupils have developed 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Social Studies

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