Apperley Bridge Woodhouse Grove school first to offer careers advice with test (From Ilkley Gazette)
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Apperley Bridge Woodhouse Grove school first to offer careers advice with test
1:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Local news
An Apperley Bridge school has become one of the first in the country to offer careers advice using psychometric assessments.
Woodhouse Grove worked with Thomas Education to help young people build their self-awareness and identify the best types of work for them. Students, in years 10 and 11, completed the assessments and took part in one-to one interviews.
The assessments, which take eight minutes to complete, are designed to provide pupils with greater personal understanding. They are also available for members of staff to help them maximise their performance.
Louise Watson, Careers Advisor at the school, said: “We were looking for ways to support the traditional career guidance, such as CV writing, interview skills, etc. I completed an assessment myself and I couldn’t believe how accurate it was.”
She added: “We usually have a group of 15-20 students that don’t know what they are going to do after completing their secondary education. This is the first time that all our students have sorted out their plans for what they are doing next year.”
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