ORT JUMP Working Skills Day

30.05.23 ORT JUMP

ORT JUMP ran its first ever Working Skills Day at Hasmonean High School for Girls.

This brand new initiative, which is one of four exciting ORT JUMP programmes launching this school term, saw five experts from a variety of industries running small-group interactive workshops, for Year 12 students.

The Experts:

Alan Bolchover (Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Outward Bound Trust)

Ellie Freedman (Assistant Editor at Headline Publishing Group)

Pete Marco (Strategic Partnerships Development Manager at Google Play)

Megan Paul (Partner in Commercial Law at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP)

Adam Seres (Director of Business Recovery Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers)

The students were full of enthusiasm as they immersed themselves in the set tasks, which ranged from understanding financial management by planning a major fundraising event, to learning the art of negotiation by working as a team to buy or sell a bike, to perfecting their pitching techniques by persuading a publisher to buy their book.

The programme encouraged the students to consider their strengths outside of the traditional school curriculum and opened their minds to career paths based on their skills and passions, not just their academic grades.

ORT JUMP Employability Skills Programme Leader, Julie Cohen said:

”We’re so grateful to our facilitators for giving up their time to run such meaningful sessions and to Hasmonean High School for Girls, for collaborating closely with us and supporting this new programme. I was so delighted to see such a high level of engagement from these students and it was wonderful to see their confidence grow, when considering their future options and career possibilities.”

For more information on all of our ORT JUMP programmes, please visit:

ORT JUMP Programmes

with thanks to The Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation