LEAD Employability Course
We want our girls to leave RMS with the highest academic qualifications they can achieve, along with a range of skills that will set them apart giving them every opportunity to flourish in the ever more competitive graduate employment market.
This bespoke employability course was set up in response to the increasing competitiveness of the graduate market following university. It is essential that students start thinking about developing their employability skills at an early age in order to gain offers of work experience, placements and internships. LEAD aims to provide students with the tools to start to develop such skills as interview technique and presentation skills. Throughout the course the students have the opportunity to put their skills into practice with the £1 challenge, which last year saw over £600 made for the Prefect’s charity.
Last year alone, participants met leaders from a range of fields, including senior female representatives from Deloitte, RBS, GSK and Transport for London.
LEAD Programme of Events 2016
Thursday 4th February - Mrs Hyman; Introduction
This session will cover the need to be proactive from an early stage, including guidance about getting summer placements and work experience, making contacts etc, as well as advice about visiting university milk round/ careers offices in your first year at university. There will also be a discussion of the state of the graduate job market
Thursday 11th February – Ms Robb (Deloitte)
This session will cover HR tasks, developing talent and setting the challenge.
Wednesday 24th February - Christine Stephens: Soft leadership skills
Subjects covered include: What is leadership? What skills make a good leader? Participants will explore different types of leadership styles, as well as receiving advice on creating a “personal brand” and how to dress for success.
Thursday 3rd March - Ms Heaffey: Presentation skills/public speaking
This session will include advice on how to present yourself in different situations (for example in front of a small group or larger audience), and the importance of body language and other forms of non-verbal communication.
Thursday 10th March – Vin Bhabra (RBS): Interview techniques and networking
Thursday 17th March – Old Girls: their journeys since leaving RMS.