Employability Passport Success

Driffield School and Sixth Form have successfully met the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership validation criteria to become an endorsed Employability Skills Passport provider.  The school is one of the first in the East Riding to have passed the accreditation since the scheme was introduced.  The certificate was presented at the school on Thursday 28 June by the Chair of Humber LEP, Andy Crossland. 

 

Shown in the photograph from left to right – Richard Johnson, Level 6 Careers Advisor and House Tutor, Andy Crossland, Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Employability IAG Group, Ruth Mortimer, Co-ordinator of CEIAG, Tom Fisher, Assistant Headteacher and Scott Ratheram, Executive Principal.

The aim of the Employability Passport is to improve the level of employability skills in students and to prepare them for the world of work.  The passport includes the seven skills identified by the CBI as being essential in the workplace:

  • Self-Management
  • Teamwork
  • Business and Customer Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication and Literacy
  • Application of Numeracy
  • Application of ICT

The Humber Employability Passport validates the quality of the school’s employability offer and encompasses students’ opportunity to access a strategically led, effectively planned and a progressive programme that is developed in partnership with employers.  In the previous academic year, all students saw four industry-relevant speakers during the drop down days and completed employment related enterprise activities.  These opportunities give our students an insight into the varied world of work and the employers give unbiased, accurate advice about the skills that they need in their work sectors.