LEARNING THE ROPES WITH SLANEY FOODS
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