Could you help pupils smarten up their CVs?

Firms which want to do more work with local schools now have a tailor-made opportunity.

Business and community link organisation Connect Dacorum is setting up a pilot project with Hemel Hempstead’s Longdean School to help students at the campus in Rumballs Road, Bennetts End, develop their employability skills.

Connect Dacorum’s Cindy Withey has devised a half-day session for business volunteers to coach teenagers in the skills of CV writing, tackling application forms and interview techniques.

She said: “I am looking for 30 people from a variety of business experiences to work in pairs with a group of eight children.”

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