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Young Caithness People Get Job Ready Experience From DSRL

28th August 2013

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A week long summer school was held in late July for students of Thurso, Wick and Farr High School students in 4th, 5th & 6th years to prepare them for the world of work.

The course, organised by DSRL (Dounreay Site restoratiopn Ltd) on behalf of the NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Agency), was supported by North Highland College and Skills Development Scotland.

DSRL is committed to the socio-economic development of the Caithness and Sutherland area, and in particular to improving the employment prospects and job-readiness of local school leavers. The aim of the event was to provide CV preparation and interview practice, but it was also thought useful to introduce the students to job and business opportunities in the area.

Eleven students volunteered for the free course, giving up a week of their school holidays.

The experience the students gained from this course is already showing dividends as one student has secured a joinery apprenticeship, saying that the experience gained on the course, particularly the application and interview processes were a great help to him.

DSRL will be repeating this course in 2014.

Pictured here following the certificate presentation are the successful students, with the organisers of the event.

Sitting, left to right: Connor Taylor, John Forbes, Steven Munro, Mark Mackenzie, Craig Gill, Katherine Kerr, Ian Mackay, Kirsty Robertson

Standing, left to right: Lynda MacAskill, DSRL; Jim Kelly, North Highland College; Marie Mackay, DSRL; Matthew Cowan; Mark Taylor; Gary McPhee; Alan Sinclair, CSC; Pat Kieran, DSRL; Jillian Bundy, DSRL

 

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