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Whalley Range 11-18 High School and Whalley Range 11-18 High School
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Insolvency Service, Manchester
Event date:  
2019-07-04
Whalley Range 11-18 High School
Whalley Range 11 - 18 High School have worked with Enabling Enterprise since 2018. They are taking part in a Challenge Day, a range of employer visits supported by use of the Skills Builder Framework and short skill videos back at school.
Whalley Range 11-18 High School
Whalley Range 11 - 18 High School have worked with Enabling Enterprise since 2018. They are taking part in a Challenge Day, a range of employer visits supported by use of the Skills Builder Framework and short skill videos back at school.
Insolvency Service, Manchester
The Insolvency Service is a Government agency that helps to deliver economic confidence by supporting those in financial distress, tackling financial wrongdoing and maximising returns to creditors. The Insolvency Service is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with headquarters in London. It has around 1,700 staff operating from 22 locations across Great Britain with Manchester being one of them.
Tech-xperts
The day started off with the students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Essential Skills required to do their jobs. Students then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the Civil Service. Taking on the role of Technology Companies, teams were challenged to apply their Problem Solving skills to design a new app that employees could use to improve their communication. Alongside choosing a catchy name for their new app, teams thought about the different functions the app would have and how each of these might help solve a work-related problem. Teams worked efficiently and were able to make key design decisions including the app’s icon and how it would appear in the app store - all within tight deadlines! The day culminated with the Technology Companies Presenting their app in front of the room as the judges were deciding which team had developed Problem Solving skills the most.
Tech PreparationExhibition Preparation
Presentation Materials
The girls were all really bright and enthusiastic for the day. I have enjoyed hearing their ideas and watching their fantastic exhibition presentations!
Civil Service Volunteer
I used to struggle working in a group and believing I had something to offer, now I feel more able to share my ideas as I know people won't laugh and might find them useful for our task.
Whalley Range Year 10 Pupil
What a great way for these girls to hear more about the Civil Service, Insolvency Service and HMRC - they have asked some great questions and clearly approached the day with professional maturity.
Civil Service Volunteer