Curriculum to Career: A Peninsula Personnel program that helps students become work ready
Motivated by a desire to help students become job ready and find work, along with our concern regarding the high rate of youth unemployment, Lisa Bousfield established Curriculum to Career (on the Northern Beaches, 7.95% of 15 to 24 year olds are unemployed, compared to 12.2% for NSW*).
What started out as Lisa’s ‘baby’ project has grown to become a popular program of presentations and workshops specifically designed for secondary and tertiary students of any age.
Curriculum to Career helps students transition from school
and pathways into a career
To ensure each session is informative, engaging and relevant, Lisa and her team of qualified consultants draw on their extensive knowledge and 40 plus years’ combined experience in recruitment and closely collaborate with teachers, career advisors, local enterprises and councils.
Sessions are tailored to suit the participants' requirements and objectives and can be held as an incursion at school or at Peninsula Personnel, for one person or a group.
Session modules can include:
- The interview process including a practice interview session
- Job application processes
- Cover letter and resume writing
- Personal presentation
- Career progression planning
- Social media profile/personal brand management
- Workplace culture and etiquette
- Local businesses’ needs
"Since starting Curriculum to Career in 2013, we have noticed that providing essential skills and knowledge to students to help them transition into their career life helps build their self-esteem and confidence," says Lisa.
To date, Curriculum to Career has presented workshops for students at St Luke’s, Brigidine College, Stella Maris College, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Pittwater House, Knox Grammar School, Mackellar Girls, Freshwater Campus and Arden College.
Contact Peninsula Personnel today on 02 9972 2944 or email@example.com for more information and current rates and conditions.
*Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016
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- Psychometric testing
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‘What an inspiration you are Lisa!! So driven, so successful, so switched on!! Well done you! Thank you doesn’t seem to cut it. But thank you so much for everything. For the first time in my life, I feel I am in such capable hands.’ Jane, candidate ’
‘I am infinitely grateful to you for giving me the opportunity and your support.’ Sebastian, candidate
‘I really appreciate everything you and all the gorgeous ladies at PP have done to help me and just how wonderful you have been to deal with. You have been so generous, thoughtful and caring – well beyond what anyone would expect from a recruitment and temping agency. You go the extra mile and build personal relationships, not just professional ones and that’s where PP really stands head and shoulders ahead of the rest.’ Rachel, candidate
‘Right from the start, and unlike so many other agencies, the team has done their upmost to make me feel welcome, appreciated, informed and most importantly– they have promptly placed me in enjoyable assignments! I first registered my interest online and was swiftly contacted by Lisa with regards to popping into the office for an informal chat and some standard skills testing – after this it was only a matter of days before I found myself in my first role! Being new to the country I ha…
‘I have been so blessed to work for your agency, which has truly taken care of myself … Love your work GO PP!!’ Elaine, candidate
‘Fujifilm are proud to have had a close working relationship with Peninsula Personnel as a preferred supplier of both contract (temporary) and permanent employees for more than 18 years. They have worked extremely hard on our behalf to ensure the quality of candidates meet all of our needs and their systems for interviewing, testing and induction ensure that candidates arrive with a full understanding of the standards required of the position they have been recommended for.’ Human Resources, Fu…
‘PP is the best agency on the Northern Beaches – Sydney even!’ Vanessa, candidate
‘I would like to thank you for your time, persistence and help with all my temporary work and now my new job with Glenda, Alex and Elders … Also thank you for the lovely welcome to the job package. It was so very touching to have received that during the first week. Your company has always done an exceptional job at making us employees feel a part of your team.’ Marla, candidate
‘You all do a wonderful job and your temp staff all think so highly of the service you provide. Well done girls. I’ll be nominating you for the best business awards next year. I really appreciate the support & friendship you all provide. You are all so lovely to work for.’ Kerrie, candidate
‘It has been lovely working with you, Leigh and Lorraine over the years and I am sure this will be my forever job (it will be a total surprise if it is not) so I am sure it was the last return to Peninsula, which have been many over the past 20 years. Thank you for being wonderful and inviting.’ Michele, candidate