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BPS unleash The Booth at the Alternative University event.

BPS unleash & lsquo;The Booth’ at the Alternative University event.

Recruitment specialists BPS have shown their support for local young people at this year’s Alternative University event.  The event took place on the 13th March at Maidenhead Town Hall and was organised by Grow Our Own and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to promote National Apprenticeship week.

The aim of the day was to promote apprenticeships as an alternative form of training, provide students with advice and guidance on how to enter the job market, and connect young jobseekers with local employers.

Simon Conington MD of BPS explains why they got involved: & lsquo;University is not for everyone.  We wanted to show students that there are some great alternative career options and how to develop the necessary skills for the world of work.’

The team at BPS provided workshops on how young people can use resources such as recruitment agencies, as well as offering practice interview sessions to help candidates develop the necessary interview skills needed to enter the workforce.

Job seekers were also offered the opportunity to try out the new BPS Video Booth. The video booth allowed candidates to be screened against set criteria. The booth gave participants the opportunity to experience this increasingly popular recruitment method. The 9ft tall booth came complete with video screening software and was an easy way for candidates to demonstrate their skills and expertise beyond the traditional CV. 

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Councillor Colin Rayner, was one of the many visitors to the booth. The Mayor commented & lsquo;After trying out the booth for myself I have to say how impressed I was. The booth offers a great opportunity for young people to experience recruitment in a modern accessible environment.’

Simon continues, & lsquo;The Video Booth provided young people with an insight into this new alternative method of recruitment and offered them a platform to practice presenting themselves in a fresh and creative way to employers.’  

Youth unemployment is an important issue that needs to be addressed across the country. The Alternative University event is an excellent example of the local Maidenhead community engaging with young people to ensure they are getting the right advice on their future careers.


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