Pictons Supports Bedfordshire’s Unemployed

Leading regional award-winning law firm Pictons has given its active support to a group of locally unemployed people by helping them to become more proficient in a variety of interview situations.

Teaming up with ASC Employment Training and Mentoring Services, Pictons joined a team of other high profile local businesses and organisations for a two hour mock interview activity with a selected group of unemployed people at the UK Carnival Arts Centre.

Charlie Beattie, Pictons Marketing Coordinator says “Several local big businesses like Pictons sent members of staff to assist the ASC Employment Training and Mentoring Services personnel as Interviewers. I honestly couldn’t understand why many of the people we met were struggling to find work as they were so bright and enthusiastic. It was great to be able to give them some training in interview techniques so that they left us feeling better prepared and their confidence had been given a much needed boost.”

Sandie Copp, Director and Employer Liaison Co-ordinator for ASC says “I am involved in several local employability training skills programmes and I organise this “speed-dating” style of mock interview activity for groups of people within Luton, Dunstable and the surrounding area. We provide all the interview paperwork including questions, CV’s and the participant’s own choice of job description.

“My co-Director Adriana Lokman and I are extremely grateful to the companies who gave their time and resources during this activity as well as those guest speakers who offered advice and guidance throughout the programme.

“Our candidates really appreciated the contribution of companies such as Pictons and their feedback was extremely positive when they shared their experiences with us the following week. Everyone who attended got a lot of benefit from the mock interview sessions and I am sure that many will have more success in finding employment in the near future.”