Published on 01 July 2016

Young people across Worcestershire are being given a unique opportunity to develop their interview skills and build their CVs this summer thanks to a new partnership between the National Citizen Service (NCS) youth programme and White Socks Theatre, an organisation that aims to educate and inspire young people through theatre and interactive workshops.

The partnership will see White Socks Theatre providing workshops to the hundreds of 16 and 17 year olds taking part in the NCS programme this summer.

As part of the workshops they will be working with the young people on interview skills and building their CV.

Katy Rooke, Director of White Socks Theatre says; "We are really excited to be working with young people from diverse backgrounds during the NCS summer programme.

"Similarly to NCS we aim to offer young people experiences that they may not have had access to before or taught in class, so we believe this partnership will be a perfect fit."

Katy continues: "We will be running workshops that include forum theatre, a technique that will allow participants to shape and influence also sorts of actions to produce a successful interview outcome.

"The CV building section gives young people the opportunity to explore and identify their own unique skills, recognise transferable skills and use them to sell themselves through their CV's."

Paul King, Marketing Director for APM which runs NCS across Worcestershire said:

"White Socks are exactly the kind of cause that we support. This partnership will be a brilliant opportunity for young people participating on NCS in Worcester to get creative, think outside the box and learn how to prepare themselves for the next steps in their life by bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood."

NCS is a two to four week programme that takes place for 16-17 year olds during the school holidays, where teenagers learn new skills by going on outward bound activities, meeting new friends from different backgrounds and creating social action projects to benefit their local community.

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