You've probably landed here because you want to know more about the online Soft Skills workshops... You are in the right place!
Who is it for?
There are two sets of workshops:
- GCSE students workshop for teens in Years 9-11, typically aged 14-16
- A-level students workshop for Sixth form or BTEC students, typically aged 16-18
When is the soft skills workshop?
The workshops will run during the half term from 26-28 October 2021.
- GCSE students - 10am to 12:30pm daily
- A-level students - 3pm to 5:30pm daily
To benefit fully from the programme, attendees will need to be present in their respective sessions on all 3 days.
Where will it take place?
These are online workshops which will be run using Zoom. Those who register will receive login details a few days before the start.
How will it be delivered?
The workshops will be highly interactive with a range of group and individual exercises. Attendees will have fun whilst developing new skills and there will be lots of opportunities over the 3 days to practise the new skills being learnt.
What will be covered?
The skills most interviewers are looking for i.e. effective communication, interpersonal skills, self-awareness, time-management and more. Attendees will learn how to demonstrate these skills on a day-to-day basis which will prepare them to get through tough interviews.
How much will it cost?
The total fee for the 3 days will be £75. We currently have some early bird tickets at £60 - in our experience these will be sold out soon.
We also have a few places sponsored by the National Lottery Community Fund for UK resident teens of BAME origin with limited means. If you are interested in a funded place, you can apply here.
Should my clever A** son or daughter attend?
Whichever pathway your teen chooses, they will be facing interviewers very soon. This could be for A-level admissions, university admissions, internships, work experience, apprenticeships or graduate schemes.
The top-ranking schools, 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.
Experience shows 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.
Who is behind this workshop?
Bunmi Adekeye will be facilitating the workshop.
I spent more than 10 years in senior management roles in the finance and banking sectors before starting my own Consulting practice. Whilst in the corporate sector, I conducted internship and graduate scheme interviews for a highly-sought-after top-tier firm. 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 develop the right skills because I have a passion to see them fulfil their potential.
- Bunmi Adekeye MBA FCCA SPC