Preparing our Next Generation of CEOs at Dixons Sixth Form Academy
By Ridwana Wallace-Laher
In the ever-evolving landscape of education and career preparation, giving our future leaders their best shot at success is the least we can do. Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining other professionals at Dixons Sixth Form Academy in Bradford where we helped the class of 2024 prepare for life after A Levels.
Mock interviews were a central activity throughout the day, and I enjoyed utilising my extensive interviewing experience to get these youngsters prepared for whatever interviews they may face in their upcoming chapters. The goal was to simulate real interviews with constructive feedback to help the students enhance their interview techniques, communication skills, and confidence – attributes which is something I always look for in new starters at Penny Appeal.
As many of you will know, it can be difficult to bridge the gap between academic learning and the practical world of work and so I feel role models aressentiain helping young people understand the world of work a little better. They can also greatlassist in helping them as they make some very important life decisions, and with the group of incredible individuals who were present, I am confident the young people benefitted from our attendance in one way or another.
It was great to be reminded of all the things that I felt at their age, and the experiences I know my daughters are also having right now. I had a brilliant time meeting these very talented and enthusiastic aspiring young leaders from whom I learnt so much.
I’d like to extend a big thank you to Dixons Sixth Form Academy for facilitating this incredible day. It was extremely rewarding to be able to use my own career experience to give something back to these students and I look forward to seeing them progress within their areas of interest.
FRIDAY 13 OCT 2023