FES Handpicked Academy

22nd September 2017

FES Handpicked Academy

FES recently held two annual academies in conjunction with Hand Picked. Our academies are open to 16-19 year olds who are actively seeking a trade apprenticeship and provide the opportunity to spend a week with FES learning about expectations within the workplace.

FES invited 34 pupils from local schools within the Stirlingshire area to attend our academies. Each session offered workshops designed to prepare them for the work place, including marketing themselves, social etiquette and intensive preparation for interviews.

The academies were of a very high standard this year and 13 pupils were invited to attend a 2nd interview; these pupils had performed well during the week and at the end of week interview. Of the 13 invited to attend a second interview, 9 were offered and accepted an apprenticeship placement with FES.