Employability Support For Schools And Colleges

Fantastic, resourceful, nice touches of humour and very relevant.  - Undergraduate readers of the book

Nail that Job at careers fair

Nail That Job can help you build your own capacity by bringing up to date knowledge and experience of modern recruitment into your school. Choose from a variety of activities: from bite size student seminars and workshops, full day student activities to boost their confidence in job search, applications for work experience, university, apprenticeships or first employment. Alternatively, we also support tutors, learning support assistants and teachers in INSET to build their skills in advising students confidently how to preparefor their first job or H.E. applications.

Nail That Job offers a cost effective solution that will plant up to date skills and knowledge in your school or college, focusing on precisely the right areas for your students. Read some of our clients' responses to our interventions:

"The pupils and their parents were so impressed by the personal attention you gave them and by the helpful information and advice that they received in helping them to consider their intended career paths." Headteacher

"Many thanks again for your valuable support for our students- I was so pleased with the number of positive comments from students." School based careers teacher

“A gem of a handbook, packed full of practical advice. Highly recommended” Secondary deputy with responsibility for careers and employability advice

“Fantastic resource for both our students and tutors” Librarian, F. E College

“Really meaty stuff that focuses on what the students need to do now” Careers co-ordinator, Secondary school

Sixth form workshop: "Very helpful and clear messages, really enjoyed it and very helpful! :),

Reactions from a 1/2 day seminar on job search and basic CV techniques for Year 13 Risk of Neet students at a school 6th form: Provided me with help for the future :)

Some good advice and techniques for the future

Gave me some advice on what to do

Thanks, some good ideas

This school's organiser said: "Thank you again for the workshop on Monday, I have since had some more positive feedback from the students".

Reactions from vocational and A level college students, 1 hour workshop on CV development:

Very interesting and helpful, thank you

Very illuminating, many thanks!

Got a lot of info that isn’t given out at college and was very clear. Thank You!

A great session full of good advice, thank you

I feel much more confident about how to work on my CV now

Sophie Blount, Media lecturer says:

"Nail That Job provided our students with an exclusive opportunity to develop their employability skills using a range of new approaches. Learners felt enriched with innovative techniques and felt it was an invaluable experience that would guide them into both part-time and career opportunities with more confidence and success"

Head of Careers at an independent school on a lunchtime CV development seminar for about 50 A level students:

“Nowadays schools have a duty and responsibility to promote Employability Skills and being able to write an excellent CV is a key part of this. Sian gave an engaging and informative talk to our year 11 and 12 pupils, it was pitched perfectly and very helpful”

A comment on a workshop focusing on applying for work experience with year 1 BTEC students from Jazz Lall, Progression and H.E Co-ordinator, Henley College, Coventry:

"I would like to thank you for coming into Henley College today and giving our students a talk on the importance of work experience. I have had two students tell me, they now see work experience as a way to start evidencing their strengths and skills"

Also for Henley College, I designed a 1 day interactive session for tutors and learning mentors, with the objective of building their capacity to deliver better employability advice. They said:

"Fantastic activity based learning, with experience of doing what we will expect our students to do

Loads of practical examples to be used with 16-19 age group

Love the book, love the activities to use with students, thank you, :)

Great activities, resources, sharing ideas and good practice

Enjoyed all the activities

Very good and interactive, liked sharing ideas"

Comments from several workshops for undergraduates in a range of vocational subjects at London Metropolitan University:

Very informative, will help me portray my experience in a positive manner. THANK YOU!

I have learned how to effectively draw key skills from my previous work experience, put it into a clear and concise sentence. I got some really good pointers today to improve on this.

Well structured advice that cuts to the chase

Great! Good learning how to make the most out of summer jobs and work experiences!

A great overview of the key aspects of CV writing

"Sian has delivered a number of very well received workshops to our undergraduates. Her informative and entertaining sessions provided students with in-depth guidance on how to present themselves effectively during recruitment processes."

Contact us now on enquiries@nailthatjob.co.uk or on 01789 740948 to find out how to develop your students' confidence and employability.