Jazz gave us a great summary of the day:
“We worked alongside other employers from the community (Judge, Trainers, Mentors, Actors, Bakers), in leading an activity across two groups of ten students each (two hour session each). The task was “Creating a pop-up business initiative” in the Wolverhampton Town.
"We had to come up with a business idea, roles in a business and what each role entailed. Each student undertook an active role: Director, Marketing, Finance, Sales.
"A marketing plan had to be created as well as logos, a finance and profit sheet, sales pitch, and present the company to different employers that attended as part of a mini competition.
"The aims of the task were roles in business, key skills, teamwork, communication and for me to provide an information pool of roles within CEMEX that their skills can be used for. I facilitated idea generation and helped steer each group to work together to present their idea.”
Jazz continues: “These sessions are incredibly rewarding for the students and business mentors. I cannot express enough the satisfaction I get from the various events. They provide me with guidance and offer a wider thinking to the younger generation that I never had access to whilst at school/college.
"I am booked for further upcoming events and include “University, is this the path?” (options of university, careers and considerations of other industry qualifications), and, of course, CEMEX gets a great mention!!!!”