North-east recruitment firm, TMM Recruitment, recently teamed up with X-Academy to deliver the final module of itstwo-year program to the first cohort of xccelerators. The career-based sessions aimed to equip the xccelerators with the skills they need to transition to work.
X-Academy focuses on developing skills and delivering jobs across the energy transition, for all of industry. Its goal is to provide the xccelerators with the knowledge, skills and experience required to enable them to thrive in a career in the energy sector.
Amanda McCulloch, chief executive of TMM Recruitment, said, “Even those with an established background in the world of work can find the move to a new role, never mind a new sector, a challenge. We were pleased to collaborate with X-Academy, using our extensive recruitment experience and renewables sector knowledge to provide in-depth information and advice that will prove invaluable to the xccelerators.”
Matt Jacobs, VP operations and partnerships, X-Academy said: “The next generation of energy professionals is crucial to solving the capacity problem which is being faced by the sector.
“X-Academy is on a mission to develop people who can deliver transformational change across the energy industry. Our xccelerators are drawn from all walks of life and include individuals at the start of their career journey, those upskilling from existing energy sector jobs and those reskilling from completely different sectors. The one thing they all have in common is a desire to make an impact on real-life energy transition challenges.
“Working with TMM Recruitment is a key component of the X-Academy programme. The Transition to Work module covered areas of personal brand, LinkedIn profiles, CV building and interview techniques, ensuring our xccelerators complete their two-year programme with a real focus on how to maximise their next career move.This final module complementedthe varied aspects of the development programme, ensuring those taking the next steps in their career haverounded experience across technical, behavioural, and professional skill sets.”
Amanda said: “The sessions the xccelerators participatedin covered several aspects of looking for a new job. The way you present yourself is at the very heart of finding a new role. It is important to consider your personal brand style, and how this comes across – both on your CV and on platforms such as LinkedIn.”
The Transition to Work sessions were delivered by TMM Recruitment’s experienced recruiters.
They worked with the xccelerators to help them to develop a personal brand which highlights each person’s uniqueness and as a result, means they stand out from the competition. The sessions also covered writing a CV.
Amanda said: “It is all too easy to throw the kitchen sink at a CV and include absolutely everything. Our experts were on hand to provide guidance on what to include, and importantly, what not to include. We also looked at how to add some impact so that the xccelerators can develop CVs which hit the mark and get noticed byemployers and recruiters.
“The theme of developing the xccelerators’ personal brand continued as we looked at how to make effective use of LinkedIn. The sessions then wrapped up with a focus on interview skills – with the goal of ensuring the xccelerators can interview confidently.
“It is vital to see the interview as a conversation. In an interview situation, being prepared and asking questions is key. It can lead to interesting and informative discussions which can help you to make the right decision when reviewing job offers.
“We were delighted to work with the xccelerators as they entered the final stages of their X-Academy journey. It is extremely rewarding to see people develop skills and knowledge that will help them as they play a role in the energy transition.”
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