Schools out! And, after the year that we’ve had, we think that you’re well within your rights to spend some quality time catching up with mates in the places that have had their doors closed for far too long. This is especially important if this is the year that you are leaving home for the first time having finished school and are destined for university or your first proper job. However, you may be sat reading this thinking ‘I’m not sure what I want to do’ or ‘how do i get that job that I want?’. These are really common questions for school leavers (speaking from personal experience) and it's perfectly normal that you haven't yet decided on what you want your next step is. But this does mean that, alongside your social calendar, you will need to start to work on what your next move is and we think that Insight sessions are a great place to start.
What is an insight session?
An insight session is a broadcast by a company designed to give you all the information you need to make a good decision on whether they are a place that you want to commit your time and effort to. They can take various forms depending on who is hosting it and what the subject matter is. A classic example of a session could look like this -
- Introduction to the company/course
- Videos to help you get an idea of what it is like to work there
- An opportunity to meet current employees or learners
- Some insider tips on how to ace the interview process
- A Q and A session where you can ask questions directly to people from the organisation that are hoping to recruit you.
Normally, considering the current pandemic and to ensure that as many people as possible can attend, they are held virtually on a platform such as Zoom, Google hangouts or Microsoft Zoom.
Don't forget to book your place in advance as they sometimes have limited places.
How can it help with decision making
It’s difficult to make decisions when all you have to go by is a web page with some pre-produced videos on and a text only job description. An insight session opens the bonnet of an organisation so that you can hear from, and most importantly, speak to and ask questions to the people who work there! After all, these are the people that will be your colleagues and team mates, it's perfectly understandable that you would want to find out more about them and crucially, if they love what they do before applying.
Depending on the organisation, the recruiter may be happy to give out their direct email address so that if you have any questions or concerns that you want answered when you are weighing up your options, you can drop them an email. Finally, due to the nature of these sessions, you will leave with an abundance of information that you can use to factor in to your decision making
Fledglink’s upcoming insight sessions
RAF careers for school leavers
Join us on Tuesday 17th August at 2pm, we will be introducing you to the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the incredible variety of opportunities they have on offer for school leavers.
During this one hour virtual session, you will:
- Discover more about the RAF; who they are, their locations, people, values, benefits & more
- Learn about pathways for school leavers; what opportunities are on offer to school leavers (from intelligence analysts to aircraft technicians & everything in-between!)
- Hear from current employees; discover more from the people on the ground
- Join our Q&A get your own questions answered by the RAF
We encourage anyone to join this session who would like to learn more about the RAF and discover what's on offer for this year & in to the future. Ready to secure your place? Link to sign up below:
Discover the FastFutures programme
Are you aged 18-24 and need some valuable work experience?
Join us on Thursday 19th August at 2pm as we introduce Avado's fantastic FastFutures programme. During this one virtual session, you will learn about the ins and outs of the programme, what the 12 weeks looks like and how to ace the application process!
Check out some further detail below on what this opportunity is all about!
The programme takes places virtually over 12 weeks where you’ll learn vital tech & digital business skills to kick-start or progress your career. The programme consists of 6 main modules:
- Unlocking the power of digital and data
- Marketing made easy
- Finance fundamentals
- Working with great teams
- Adapt and innovate
There’s so much on offer when completing the programme. Including a fantastic foundation in business knowledge, valuable experience to add to your CV, employability skills, connections with employees at real businesses, exclusive access to job opportunities plus much more!
Interested to hear more? Register to our insight event now and secure your place, link below: