Remote work experience for our next generation workforce – what can be done?

Education Today – February 2021 With the pandemic sabotaging so many key experiences that should be shaping young people’s lives and aspirations, work experience is one area where businesses can step up their game and provide invaluable support and inspiration to the next generation of our workforce. To read the first of Fleur Sexton’s new monthly column click here.

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Eight things schools can do to help to prevent students from becoming ‘NEET’

With the COVID-19 pandemic fuelling high youth unemployment[3], financial insecurity and mental ill-health[4], schools need to be able to spot the warning signs of young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training), unpick the underlying issues behind students’ ‘behavioural issues’ and boost preventative support to help steer them towards a positive future where they can […]

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Training provider boss highlights importance of work experience

A JOINT managing director at Coventry’s largest training provider has highlighted the importance of work experience to coincide with the topic’s awareness week. Fleur Sexton, who works for Westwood-based PET-Xi, has been instrumental in providing work experience opportunities and guiding youngsters in the right direction en route to employment. For many young people, work experience is their first contact with […]

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When the elements of teaching and technology come together it’s a kind of alchemy

When the elements of teaching and technology come together it’s a kind of alchemy Fleur Sexton, managing director of PET-Xi and Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands describes how her company adapted their highly successful intensive courses to a digital world. Schools and colleges rely on us to work miracles, sometimes in just a week. When lockdown came, we had to […]

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A Year of Barrier Breaking

Winning the Business Woman of the Year title nearly 12 months ago has resulted in the most incredible and memorable year of my professional life. It has increased our profile and helped us to break barriers to progress, unlock potential and upskill with greater impact and the PET-Xi team’s resolve to change lives has never been stronger. I’ve loved every […]

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6 top business tips from Fleur Sexton DL, Business Woman of the Year 2017/18

Becoming a successful entrepreneur or business leader is no mean feat. Hard work, resilience and a resolute determination to succeed are required. Here Fleur Sexton DL – newly-crowned Business Woman of the Year, Managing Director PET-Xi Training Ltd, Board Member of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, and BCC Diversity in Business Panellist – presents her top 6 business tips […]

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Don’t consider it ‘job done’ once targets are hit and apprentices are in place

Fleur Sexton DL, co-managing director of PET-Xi, leading providers of motivational and inspirational results-based educational training programmes for young people, calls on providers and employers to improve the support and mentoring offered to apprentices Apprenticeship targets and funding has been a huge focus for employers and the media recently. Yet there’s little discussion of the need to support and mentor […]

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