‘You’re Hired’ Event a Great Success

The Ilfracombe Academy was delighted to work in conjunction with One Ilfracombe and a wide range of local employers and businesses to host this event again this year (see list below).  You’re Hired has now become an established part of our guidance for students in how to best prepare for the world of work.  The event which was co-ordinated by Hannah Marks allows students to gain first-hand experience and develop the skills required to successfully present themselves to potential employers.  A variety of workshops were offered, everything was covered from team building, writing that all important CV to body language, first impressions and interview techniques.  More than 150 Year 10 students took part exchanging their uniforms for smart business attire.  Mr Cronin, Head of Year 10, said he was delighted with way the students had conducted themselves made him feel like a proud parent!  Our thanks go to all those individuals and organisations that supported the event again this year and made it such an enjoyable and valuable experience for our students.

You’re Hired! Contributors:

One Ilfracombe (Sarah Hiscock, Mark Juby, Robert Zarywacx)

Kate Irvine & Rowena Richardson (North Devon Theatres)

Ivan Frances (Pedlars)

Emma Watkins (Pall)

Nadine Sampson (Barclays) + colleagues

Geoff Burge + Tim Puttick (TDK-Lambda)

Simon Adams +Justin Capner (Pall)

David Jones (Hele Cornmill)

Richard Evans (BlueFrog Media)

Frances Walsh (North Devon Homes)

Lyn Winter (North Devon Voluntary Service)

Sarah Grigg (North Devon Plus and colleagues)


All workshops were designed to link to developing the skills and qualities needed to be successful in preparing for the world of work

  • First Impressions
  • Transferrable Skills
  • Interview Tips and Techniques
  • Winning CVs
  • Team working
  • Social Media (and the impact it may have on career progression)

Mrs Marks was delighted the event had been so successful again and commented:

  • Student feedback has been very positive, they enjoyed the day and went away feeling they had learnt a great deal.  Also giving them more confidence for going out on their work experience placements next week.
  • Staff were impressed by the students attitude and efforts.  Students were very well presented and made the most of having the employers in front of them
  • Employers left with a feeling that they had supported young people in their development and saying how impressed they were with our students.