A group of career driven students from Harrow College have continued on their journey of discovery with the Raw Talent Employability Academy. As part of their programme of activities spread across the academic year, the group visited the offices of Capita to gain a unique first-hand insight into the word of work. Capita are a UK leader in delivering technology enabled business process management and outsourcing solutions.
For many, this was their first visit to a major corporate organisation. Dressed in their smart suits and with notebooks in hand, the student met various people from within different areas of the Workforce Technology Division. These included a welcome from the CEO and managers responsible for Talent Identification, Sales, Finance, Post Sales, Commercial and Compliance.
Each manager also gave detail on their own development and highlighted the core attributes that Capita look for when employing staff. Following the talks, students were invited to ask a range of questions and given a tour of the offices.
Raw Talent Employability Academy is the brainchild of BBC Apprentice Winner, Lee McQueen. The Academy aims to give students an understanding of business through a hands-on programme, extracurricular to the student’s college studies. Activities include giving the selected learners the opportunity to visit a large corporation, visit the different areas of a live business environment and receive coaching from business experts on specific employability skills.
Lee Janaway Head of Learner Services, Experience and Employability at Harrow College said:
“Students were able to gain a vast understanding of the many roles within this part of Capita and the skills and attributes required by employers. I am sure that many of the students will go away and think about new future possibilities”.
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