LEARN­ING THE ROPES WITH SLANEY FOODS

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

LCVP stu­dents from Bun­clody Vo­ca­tional Col­lege got the chance to see first hand some of the work that goes on at the Slaney Foods fac­tory as part of a new part­ner­ship with the school.

The over­all pro­gramme in­cluded a CV work­shop, an in­ter­view work­shop, for­mal mock in­ter­views and a site visit to Slaney Foods.

The idea of the pro­gramme was to give stu­dents an in­sight into the world of work and learn some prac­ti­cal skills along the way. HR Man­ager at Slaney Foods Jonathan Walsh hosted the CV work­shop in a bid to show the stu­dents ex­actly what po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers are look­ing for, be­fore de­liv­er­ing a con­cise pre­sen­ta­tion on in­ter­view tech­niques.

Fol­low­ing this, the mock in­ter­views were fa­cil­i­tated by Anne O’Hara (HR Man­ager) and Shantelle Dunne (HR As­sis­tant). Al­though for some it was a nerve-wrack­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, it was a great op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to see ex­actly what job in­ter­views are like.

The stu­dents par­tic­u­larly en­joyed the site visit to Slaney Foods, giv­ing them a clear un- der­stand­ing of the vast ar­ray of de­part­ments and struc­tures within the com­pany.

They not only learnt about the meat pro­cess­ing stages, but also the im­por­tance of health and safety, sales and mar­ket­ing and HR.

The ex­pe­ri­ence gave the stu­dents great prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and they and their teach­ers wished to thank Slaney Foods for their well-de­vised pro­gramme. The stu­dents pre­sented the HR team with gifts which in­cluded a framed but­ton art piece pro­duced by Ciara Moran and Shauna Sad­dler, the over­all County En­ter­prise win­ners.

LCVP pro­gramme stu­dents pic­tured with prin­ci­pal Jay Mur­phy, teach­ers and Slaney Meats staff mem­bers at the con­clu­sion of the Bun­clody Vo­ca­tional Col­lege/Slaney Meats Pro­gramme

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