Your Questions Answered
You will find the below useful if you have been thinking of signing your son or daughter up for the Soft Skills workshop but have some questions.
Who is it for?
Young people in their GCSE and A-level years: School Years 10-13, typically aged 14-18.
When is the workshop?
The workshop will be run during the half term on 19th & 20th Feb; the sessions will be from 09:30am to 3:30pm each day.
Where will it take place?
It will be held at 4 Brooks Parade Local, Green Lane, Ilford IG3 9RT served by Bus Nos 128 & 150 and with easy access from Goodmayes Station on TfL Rail.
How will it be delivered?
The workshop will be highly interactive with a range of group and individual exercises. Your son or daughter will have fun whilst developing new skills and there will be lots of opportunities over the two days to practise the new skills being learnt.
What will be covered?
The skills most interviewers are looking for ie effective communication, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, self-awareness and self-leadership. Attendees learn how to demonstrate these skills on a day-to-day basis as well as in an interview.
Will food be provided?
Light refreshments will be provided each day at the start, at lunchtime and during the mid-morning and afternoon breaks. There is no need for your child to bring their own packed lunch unless they prefer to.
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Who will facilitate the workshop?
Bunmi Adekeye, that's me! I will be facilitating the workshop. I have a BSc Hons degree in Chemistry and I’m an ACCA fellow and Project Manager with an MBA from London Business School. I spent about 10 years in senior management roles in the finance and banking sectors and was involved in conducting internship and graduate scheme interviews during the period. I know how the assessment centres are run, the competencies that are tested by top graduate employers and what can be done to develop them. I want to help young people including your son or daughter develop the right skills because I have a passion to see them fulfil their potential.
Does my A** son or daughter need to attend such a course?
Absolutely. Whichever pathway your child chooses, he or she will be facing interviewers within the next few years be it for university admission, internships, apprenticeships or graduate schemes. The top-ranking universities and employers mainly have students with excellent grades on their interview shortlist so everyone your child is competing with is at a similar academic level. Other strengths such as excellent communication and interpersonal skills are therefore necessary to place your son or daughter ahead of the curve. I know from experience that those who start to develop these skills earlier in life stand a better chance of clinching the best opportunities.
What will my son or daughter gain from attending?
Each attendee will start to sharpen the skills covered, become more confident and be aware of what is needed to tackle the range of interviews they will likely come across in the next few years. Your son or daughter will leave with a roadmap of how to continue to improve even further. Here's a testimonial posted on Facebook by one of the young people I coached recently.
Are Early Bird tickets still available?
Yes tickets are currently 25% less than the regular price but there is a limited number and once they run out all tickets will revert to the full price.
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Should you still have questions do not hesitate to let me know and I will respond as soon as possible.