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Plympton Academy took part in a "You’re Hired" event!

Left to right: The four finalists: Josh Ingram, Rosie Hannaford, Charlotte Simmons-Enefer and Will Vanstone. With them are Jonny Dykes of KPMG (left) and Rachel May of KPMG and Paul Greening of ATOS on the right.

Year 12 students from Plympton Academy took part in a You’re Hired event recently where they were set problem-solving and teamwork challenges by employers from industry and finance.

The students who the employers judged performed the best will go through to a city-wide Apprentice-style final in June, competing with students from schools across Plymouth. 

The Plympton Academy finalists are: Rosie Hannaford, Charlotte Simmons-Enefer, Will Vanstone and Josh Ingram. Reserves are: Ben Nettleship, Rory Bowden, Tom Burkinshaw and Brandon Russell.

"The event was a rewarding experience,” said student, Will Vanstone. “And we had to work in teams to overcome the challenges. We learnt skills like team building and team management from the employers.  I am really looking forward to the finals."