A St Helens-based construction firm has given the students of Mill Green School a glimpse of working life during a visit to M&Y Maintenance and Construction.
The school, which is based in St Helens, provides education to children with special educational needs. The school is currently preparing 11 students for the world outside of education and by partnering with M&Y, they will help them develop new skills and gain a greater understanding of the workplace.
The students were given an overview of the work that M&Y Maintenance and Construction does, before meeting individual team managers from across the business. During the meetings, the team managers explained their roles to students and the career paths they took after school to achieve where they are today.
Gill Kelly, the Managing Director of M&Y, then sat down with each of the students to provide one-to-one coaching on how they can improve and develop their confidence. Throughout the session, Gill covered basic interview techniques and gave students tips on what employers are looking for from school leavers.
“We were delighted to welcome the students from Mill Green School to our office. We are so proud of the work we do with this incredible school, and it was wonderful to sit down with students to hear about their future ambitions and share some interview techniques.”
John Thompson, the Head of Mill Green School said:
“M&Y is a forward thinking, progressive business who realise the potential of Mill Green learners who have aspirations towards the world of work. We are really grateful for the long running and continued support that they give our students. We feel their ethos should stand as a shining example to local businesses who could gain so much from what our learners have to offer, and they should be proud of the support they are giving back to their community.”
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