Students creating work ready video

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Students creating work ready video

06 October 2014

Media students are working with local employers and schools to produce a video promoting ‘work ready’ skills to young people.

Hayden Barnes, Connor Sharod-Southam and Robert Williams will be producing the short film with the guidance of media tutor Peter Turner and the college’s Principal Campbell Christie CBE. 

Connor, Hayden, Rob, Peter Turner and Campbell Christie

The results of recent research* into what makes people more employable and particularly what employers are looking for in young people straight out of education will be fed into the production of the video.

The Media students working on the project are a good example of young people who have a clear idea of what is needed from them in the world of work.

Connor said: “The opportunity arose to have an impact on the local community through my media production work and I took it.”

Hayden added: “It is important for young people to understand what is needed of them to get jobs.”

Rob agreed: “I want to encourage young people to have success in getting jobs”

College Principal Campbell Christie said:

“Employers needs are best summed up as a 'can do' approach. This can be distilled into a young person being literate, numerate, having the right attitude, self-discipline and being able to work in a team. The college and local schools are keen to get this message across in a form which appeals to students.”

The media students will be interviewing a number of key employers to include their thoughts on what makes a young person stand out from the crowd in an interview.

The final video product will be available and screened in schools and college in September. Planning the video has begun with an intensive shooting and editing schedule that will take place over the coming months.

*CBI research on Education & Skills Feb 2011. Responses from 566 employers collectively employing 2.2 million

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