Local charity, CMPP has long-championed the value of strong relationships between local schools and local businesses. Its Speakers into Schools programme lets business leaders share their passion for what they do with students in year group career assemblies. When a school runs an entrepreneur’s skills day, volunteer partners from CMPP are in attendance to help coach and mentor pupil groups on how to design, manufacture, market and sell a new T-shirt fashion range. Local businesses have also stepped up to provide whatever careers advice and support schools have asked for in the Hampshire and Surrey areas.
Coronavirus needless to say brought this valuable activity to a shuddering halt during 2020. However, undeterred, the team at CMPP have worked through a plan to take elements of the Speakers into Schools initiative online and asked Nick at Sixth Sense Marketing if he could create a pilot for the new virtual project. The project is called “What’s it like to work in…” In this case: What’s it like to work in sales and marketing? The short video is aimed at pupils in Years 10 and 11 to give an outline of how to get into an area of industry and what you might expect from a career. A follow up Zoom meeting can then be arranged so interested pupils can put specific questions forward in an interactive Q&A with the video presenter. It is intended that between 15 and 20 videos will be produced, creating a career library that will still be relevant long after the pandemic has passed. As a virtual resource, any school or college careers service could be able to access the videos for pupils. This video was filmed and edited by John Peddie at Fearless Video