National Careers Week 6th-10th March

Mrs Mackay reports on the various careers activities during careers week.

Monday 6th March

Careers lunch time drop-in.  FOCUS: Apprenticeships/ Careers

Simon Artley from SETA came into school over lunch time to provide students with information, advice and guidance on Apprenticeships and Careers offered within the Engineering Sector.

Year’s 7 to 13 were invited to attend and gather information, advice and guidance on Apprenticeships available within this field. Years 11 ,12 and 13 were given information on Apprenticeship vacancies available from September in various companies.

It was very encouraging to see a number of year 7 and 8 pupils who were thinking ahead.


Wednesday 8th March.

Year 9 Employers Work shop “ Connecting Subjects to Jobs”

A group of 30 year 9 students spent 2 lessons working with the following employers : Samantha Paisley, HR Advisor; Chris Crosby, Development Manager; Tori Turner, Junior Analyst; Babita Sharma HR Manager; Simon Burrow, Strategy Advisor to Knighton Foods; Tanya Wood, National Sales Manager, Adult Nutrition; Paula Houghton, Product Development Technologist and Elizabeth Logan, Alumni Officer Futures First.

The students each worked in a small group with an employer to look at Employability Skills, Industry and Management and Logistics to name but a few. They also discussed how their school subjects are linked to jobs in the future.

This was a very valuable experience for our students to actually work with employers and be able to relate school life to the wider world. We would like to say a huge thank you to our visitors, who gave their time freely to come into school and work with our students.

Thursday 9th March

NHS Ask the Professionals Insight Event

University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust Academy.

11 Year 9 students attended this NHS event at University Hospital of South Manchester and they were given an insight into careers within this area.

During the event there were various stations showcasing many different specialisms within the NHS and specialists were on hand in variety of areas to offer information and advice on specific careers and pathways. Displays and visual props enabled the students to take an active part in some of the activities. The students were fully engaged throughout the event and gained a wonderful experience from it. Watch this space in the future, you may see some of our students qualifying as doctors, nurses, midwives and other health related careers. Definitely a worthwhile event. Well done Year 9!