Pupils from Falkland House School will gain valuable work experience in 2017 thanks to a new partnership with FourM Chartered Accountants in Dundee, headed by Director Iain McBride.
One of the ways the school supports its pupils in making choices about their future is to provide them with work experience opportunities. These placements bridge the gap between school, college and work. They not only provide the boys with basic employment skills. By giving them an insight into the world of work and the challenges they will face there, they gain confidence from the experience.
In recent years, FHS pupils have completed placements at the Scottish Parliament, Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Bells Sports Centre in Perth and the Falkland Estate, to name a few. The school is currently seeking other opportunities throughout Scotland that will offer the boys vital work experience and improve their employment prospects.
Based in Broughty Ferry since the original firm was established almost 30 years ago, FourM is actively involved in training school leavers and graduates towards professional accountancy qualifications in the context of a busy professional working environment. Every year for almost two decades, the firm has supported local schools by providing senior pupils considering careers in finance and administration with short work experience opportunities, as well as offering seasonal summer work to school and university students pursuing careers in accountancy or business.
Following on from this enormously positive and mutually beneficial experience, the FourM directors see the potential benefits that this new partnership will bring to Falkland House pupils, giving them a work experience and personal development opportunity that will help them build confidence outwith the school.
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