Careers advice is just the job for TIBHS pupils

TIBHS pupils are planning for life beyond the classroom following a careers convention and mock interview day.

Our school invited employers and training providers from across Lancashire to our recent careers event for Year 10 and 11 pupils. The event was attended by the likes of BAE Systems, KPMG, Lancashire Fire & Rescue and a host of local organisations, highlighting a wide variety of career options and training and apprenticeship routes.

Year 11 pupil Humam Mahomed commented, “The careers convention was a very useful experience as it was an eye-opener. There were so many different areas of work and education represented. Before the event I only had one area of work that I was focusing on. Now there are many other routes that I am exploring.”

Jen Horrocks from Blackburn Youth Zone attended the event, which was organised by the TIBHS’ student leadership team. She said, “What I most loved about the event was that the young leaders ran it so smoothly; it was great to see.”

Year 11 pupils at TIBHS were also recently put through their paces in mock interviews with representatives from local colleges. The interviews took the 15 and 16 year old pupils out of their comfort zone, as they were questioned about their achievements and experience by unfamiliar adults.

After being interviewed, our pupils commented on how the experience had helped to ease feelings of anxiety around formal interviews and boost their confidence.

Year 11 pupil Muhammed Faizal Patel said, “I didn’t know what to expect and I found the interviews quite challenging, but this gave me an extra boost towards college interviews and applying for part-time jobs. I feel I will be much more composed when I come across tough situations in the future.”

Mubaaruck Ibrahim, TIBHS’ Principal, added, “We are very grateful to all the organisations who gave up their time to come along to our careers convention. Our pupils and their parents found the experience highly beneficial as they explore their next steps and begin the application process for further education, training or employment. The mock interview experience will also be of great value to our Year 11 boys as they progress to sixth form, college or their first jobs next year.

“While receiving an education of the highest academic standards, at TIBHS we also aim to equip our pupils with a broad portfolio of voluntary and charity experience through our commitment to nurturing pupils to become responsible citizens in their local communities. This element of our work has certainly helped our pupils to produce strong CVs and applications that will stand out from the crowd in a group of candidates.”

Year 11 pupil Farhaan Bhikha is interviewed by Caroline Walsh of Blackburn College

Year 11 pupil Naeem Shaikh gets some hands-on experience with Laura Herdman from Lancashire Fire & Rescue

Ibrahim Dasu offers careers advice to Year 11 pupil Uwais Wadiwala and his father



Added By: Sabiha Patel | Date Added: 6th Dec 2017 | Posted In:

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