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Beath High School take part in M&G Skills for Life programme

Students at Beath High School in Cowdenbeath recently took part in the M&G Skills for Life mentoring programme which offered them the opportunity to explore their strengths and areas for development and how best to communicate these when applying for jobs, university or apprenticeships.  The programme is complemented by the brand-new Skills for Life digital employability platform.

The programme, and employability platform, were designed and delivered by the education charity, The Talent Foundry and supported by volunteers from, and funded by, M&G plc.  Students worked with mentors from M&G, exploring a series of interactive activities to understand topics such as communication skills, body language, and making a CV stand out with the potential to receive feedback on their CV from an M&G mentor.

The aim of the programme was to support students in how to develop employability skills such as communication, networking, interview preparation, as well as managing budgets and finance.

Mr Martin Terry from Beath High School said:

“It was great to see how much the 40 students from S5 gained from these sessions.  They learned a lot from the M&G employees who took the time to tell them about their roles and I know they all feel more prepared to dive in to the world of work now.”

Cate Smith, Head of Programmes at The Talent Foundry said:

“The Talent Foundry enjoys working closely with M&G to deliver the Skills For Life programme.  We’re delighted that we’ve been able to expand the M&G programme nationwide, reaching schools such as Beath High School.”

Jane Rawnsley, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility at M&G plc said:

“We are delighted to work with The Talent Foundry to deliver the Skills For Life programme and have had a long-standing partnership for many years.  Here at M&G plc we want to ensure that young people from all backgrounds have the chance to develop valuable new skills that will help them in the world of work.”