Duncan Pearse, national programme manager for the Catch22 NCS Partnership, made the comments after the launch of the National Citizen Service, which aims to enhance youngsters' decision-making skills and, subsequently, their CV.
He noted that the course, which involves young people gaining life experiences through being an active member of the community, highlights how extra-curricular activities can really boost a CV and show an employer that the candidate is more than a one-dimensional academic.
"Certainly, when school leavers get to the stage where they are going out and they are looking to go into training or jobs, employers will want to see that they have got some kind of life experience," he added.
Therefore, any kind of experience outside of the classroom or the exam hall which shows a person is capable of making decisions and working as part of a team is a "great addition" to their CV, Mr Pearse explained.
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