National Careers Week

National Careers Week in 2018 ran from 5 March to 10 March. There were a number of events taking place in school designed to help students find careers that are right for them. We deliberately say careers and not just one career as the students of today can expect to work their way through a number of different careers.

Year 7 have all been introduced to the world of careers through our morning tutor sessions with Mrs Barker, our careers advisor. Mrs Barker has visited all twelve Year 7 forms to show students how to access START, our online careers platform designed to help students take control of their own future career planning. All Year 7 students also used our most recent personal development day to explore the careers that are most closely matched to their interests. Students are able to log in to START at home and share their findings with you, so please encourage them to do so.

On Thursday 1 March, Year 9 were visited by Performance in Education, who inspired all students to aim high with their Steps to Success tour. The show followed three students who had very different attitudes to learning and planning ahead. It was an informative and engaging introduction to Post 16 and Post 18 pathways, focusing on the different options available and the importance of planning for a successful and fulfilling future.

Finally, all of our Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students who expressed an interest in apprenticeships were invited to attend the annual East Riding Apprenticeship event at Bishop Burton College. They had the opportunity to engage with local employers who are actively recruiting students for vacancies starting at the end of the academic year. We also have more than 50 students registered on our Careers page on the school VLE. All vacancies, open days and any other opportunities are posted on this forum, giving students the best chance of finding a first career that is right for them.

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