Irwin Mitchell in Leeds educates Year 11 pupils on entering work

Irwin Mitchell in Leeds educates Year 11 pupils on entering work

Legal experts from the Irwin Mitchell Leeds office have taken a virtual trip back to school to offer Year 11 pupils important tips as they begin their journey into the world of work.

A team of Irwin Mitchell lawyers held a special online session about CV writing and job interviews for students from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School in Meanwood.

The purpose of the event was to offer advice on drafting a good quality CV, as well as to provide pointers on the best way to approach an interview. Staff from Irwin Mitchell even held a mock interview to highlight the key differences between good and bad techniques.

The session via Microsoft Teams was held as part of Irwin Mitchell’s continued commitment to social responsibility and supporting the communities in which it is based.

Alan Ball, the serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office who organised the event, said: “Applying for jobs can be a nerve-wracking process, so our aim was to provide some clear guidance on what employers hope for from CVs and job interviews.”

“These sessions are always fun and, while it was a little different to doing it in person, the online approach worked really well. Staff at Irwin Mitchell enjoy getting involved in community initiatives and we hope that the students enjoyed it too.”

Dominic Kelly, head teacher at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, said: “The Irwin Mitchell CV building session was informative, interesting and relevant for our Year 11 students.”

“Exposure to these types of life skills events and experiences, working with companies such as Irwin Mitchell, are essential to prepare our young people, whether that be further or higher education, apprenticeships or the world of work.”

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