The Academy partners with the Yorkshire Building Society to equip students with employability skills.
The below article originally appeared in the Telegraph & Argus on 26 March 2018.
Students in Bradford are being equipped with the key skills to thrive in the workplace through a pioneering programme with Yorkshire Building Society.
The Unwritten Rules programme run by the Baroness Warsi Foundation and Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE, founder of Shire Solicitors saw the Society take part in a two-day workshop with pupils aged 16-18-years-old from five schools in the Dixon Academies Trust.
Baroness Warsi, chair of trustees at the Baroness Warsi Foundation, said: “We’d like to thank all of the staff and volunteers at Yorkshire Building Society for supporting our two day employability programme, The Unwritten Rules. We know that creating positive connections between students and employers early on is important for building confidence and motivation in young people and it’s a joint effort. That’s why we’re connecting local schools with local businesses to equip young people aged 16-18-year-olds, with the key practical, emotional and social skills they need to enter the workplace.”
On the first day of the programme Yorkshire Building Society colleagues spoke to pupils about what they look for during the recruitment process and what they needed to stand out from the crowd.
Nicola Hosty, diversity manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “The Unwritten Rules programme is a fantastic opportunity for employers, school and students to build relationships and provide clarity about what we want from each other, gives each party a voice and removes any pre-conceptions that we have about one another.