| What works

No generation of young people has entered the world of work with more qualifications and time in education. But it can still be a struggle to compete for employment opportunities. How can transition skills events, such as mock interviews and CV workshops, help address this?

This paper reviews the effectiveness of these employer-led transition skills events. Its findings will provide schools and colleges with evidence to support the delivery of these events and activities.

The different evidence sources used in this review provides insights into best practice when it comes to designing and delivering events to get the best results for young people.

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In the report you will find:

Introduction
Introducing the importance of transition skills events like mock interviews and CV workshops for young people preparing for the world or work and how they help them prepare for this change. This section also looks at the current policy and practice on these types of events.

What are transition skills events?
Describing the activities that fall under transition skills events and outlining how they should be practiced and taught.

What impact do transition skills events have?
Showcasing the how the different events impact young people, and the skills and personality traits they learn from taking part.

Lessons for best practice
Practical advice for anyone arranging or delivering these events, including first-hand advice from teachers who have run these events before.

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