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Canon UK invests in the next generation

A scheme set up to prepare students in East Lothian for the world of work has been extended to an additional two academies.

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The Community Benefits project established in 2012 by Canon in partnership with East Lothian Council has proved so successful at Knox Academy that it is now being extended to Dunbar Grammar School and Ross Academy.

The initiative aims to improve students’ chances of gaining employment after leaving school by getting local businesses to provide insights on the attributes they look for in potential candidates, for example by arranging mock interviews.

Since the launch of the programme, 92.8% of Knox Academy leavers aged 16+ have successfully entered full-time employment after finishing their education.