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Recruiting business advises Croxteth pupils and teachers

Hays Education, the leading recruiting expert, is working with students at Croxteth Secondary School in Liverpool. The Hays Ignition programme will teach students how their journey through education transcends into the world of work and they will be encouraged to have confidence in themselves and their skills. The pupils will gain an understanding of the value of work, why it improves quality of life and how to choose a suitable career. By the end of the course, which is supported by Jimmy McGinn, Extended Schools Support Officer for Alt Valley, every pupil will end up with a basic CV that they can take to a potential employee or college.

The Hays Ignition project has already raised aspirations of over 11,000 pupils since Hays Ignition was launched three years ago. Hays experts have been working with Croxteth School since January and the course is due to run until the 26 th March 2010.

Jenny Ward, National Business Manager at Hays Education, comments: "Hays Ignition brings the world of work into the classroom. We're not teachers, we're recruiting experts and we know what employers are looking for in their future workforce. We hope to have a dramatic and transformative effect on these pupils as we try to arm them with the skills they need to secure employment or proceed into higher education."

Alma Mason, Deputy Head at Croxteth Secondary School, states: "Croxteth Community Comprehensive School has been very impressed with the Ignition Programme delivered by Hays Education. Our Year 11 students have responded most enthusiastically and now acknowledge the importance of thorough preparation for the world of work. They are also far more focused and committed to enhancing their personal effectiveness. The teaching staff has been so impressed they have requested similar workshops from Hays to support their own career development."

For further information contact the Hays Ignition team on 0121 236 7933 or visit www.hays.co.uk/education/work-related-learning-landing.aspx

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About Hays Ignition

Hays Education is the fastest growing teaching recruiting business and the Hays Ignition programme is designed to support work-related learning programmes in schools.

Training sessions include: interview skills and techniques; CV writing and employability skills; advanced CV writing; work experience – pre- and post placement modules; public speaking and presentation skills; how to find a suitable job – from search to application; best practice in the workplace and risk; money management; financial planning; personality test – results linked to career choices; learning styles; online job hunting; enterprise. 

About Hays

Hays Education is part ofHays plc, the leading global specialist recruitment group. It is market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. As at 31 December 2009, the Group employed 6,644 staff operating from 325 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2009:

  • the Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158.0 million;
  • the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 270,000 people into temporary assignments;
  • the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;
  • Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and the United Kingdom.

Alex Tucker, Hays T. 020 7259 8821 E. Alexandra.tucker:@hays.com

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