ersg Hosts Employability Workshops for Neurodivergent Students

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ersg Hosts Employability Workshops for Neurodivergent Students

​Last week, ersg partnered with a local school to support neurodivergent young people with their journey into the workforce. We gathered several of our team who were keen to help and devised a series of workshops to deliver across the morning to learn about jobs in both Renewable Energy and Recruitment. This quarter, we are working with two Inner-London schools to deliver these workshops and are committed to continuing to run them at least once a quarter.

Our goal was to build workshops that complement the different learning styles of these young people. We understand that neurodiverse people have different styles of learning that often conflict with the classroom environment. With this in mind, we developed workshops with the aim of embracing all learning styles, catering for those who prefer visual spatial as well as logical verbal learning. We did this through a diverse and adaptable all styles of teaching, with short presentations about the industry paired with more involved small group sessions.

We kicked off the day with an introduction to the Renewable Energy industry, asking them what they thought it was and what types of jobs might be available within it. We asked our consultants to give us their most interesting jobs within this field, and gave them short, engaging information on Rope Access Workforce, ROV Pilot and Marine Mammal Observer and, of course, Recruiter.

We then split off into smaller groups to give a more involved and active style of teaching.

This portion of the day included an office tour, interview, and CV coaching, ensuring that the students are well informed and equipped to put their best foot forward when looking to enter the workforce. We encouraged students to direct the workshops with their questions and lead with what most interests them.

The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, both from the students and the staff. We will continue to run these workshops with local schools to offer employability workshops to empower neurodivergent young people to feel confident in their career options as they move forward into the workforce.

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Who are ersg?

Established in 2008, ersg is an award-winning international leader in recruitment and staffing services to global energy, renewables, engineering and power. We provide both white- and blue-collar workers to some of the most reputable global brands, with global offices in the UK, Europe, US & Asia.

What we do

We provide innovative resourcing solutions to meet client’s needs, including Contract, Perm/Direct Hires and Workforce Solutions.

How can ersg help you?

Our consultants utilise their global network of candidates to deploy an in-depth knowledge of the renewables industry. We are highly specialised within candidate skill set verticals that are applicable across the full project life cycle. This has led to unparalleled relationships with our candidates, ensuring we are often the "go-to" agency for professionals looking for a job in renewable Energy.