I was really keen to get involved in the employability programme – there are lots of great people in my team with strong skills to share, so I knew we would have a really positive impact. On our first day, we sent a group of volunteers to Calderstones School, close to our Liverpool office.
We began the day drawing on our experience to design a series of interactive sessions to develop the students’ communication, teamwork, presentation and leadership skills. In the afternoon, it was time for us to stand up in front of the class!
Thirty students aged 16 to 18 descended on us to take part. Along the way, we also gave a flavour of life at RSA and working in the insurance industry.
We had a great time and were delighted with the outcome of the day and the fantastic feedback our group of volunteers received from the students and teachers.
The workshops have been such a success that we are now developing a longer term programme with the school. Some students have already visited us, spending an afternoon to focus on their interview skills and gain a more in-depth insight into our business.