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Enjoy-Work's work experience programme wins a Dragon

It was announced today that Chiswick Park's Future Focus work experience programme, with Chiswick School has won a Lord Mayor's Dragon Award in the Enterprise and Employment category, beating off stiff competition from KPMG and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Held annually the Dragon Awards are an initiative of the Lord Mayor of London. Since they were founded in 1987, the Dragon Awards have attracted high quality applications from a variety of companies and public bodies throughout Greater London. Dragon Award winners are recognised both for the social and business benefits of being good corporate citizens.

Over the course of the last two years this programme has resulted in almost 400 Chiswick students leaving mainstream 11-­‐16 education with a recognised level 2 qualification in Work Related Learning.

Over years 9 and 10 (aged 13-­‐15) students are involved in the following activities:
• Online analysis of their own strengths and weaknesses
• Tutoring in producing a professional letter of application and CV
• Interview preparation
• Positive use of body language
• A speed networking event
• A formal graduation ceremony

Gemma McNeilis, Sustainability Manager for Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work said: "We are hugely honoured to have been recognised for our work experience programme with Chiswick School. Over the past 14 years we have developed a strong relationship with students and teachers at the school, and being shortlisted for a Dragon, is testament to all the hard work that has gone into this programme from everyone involved. As a company Enjoy-Work is 100% committed to supporting local students to become the workforce of the future."