National Careers Week is a celebration of careers education and guidance and is an inherent element of every school’s provision for a rich and balanced curriculum.
In order to support National Careers Week, our focus group have been delivering assemblies to all year groups, raising awareness about the changing jobs market. They have challenged students to consider the skills and qualities they may need in the future to support decisions about pathways and opportunities. Students will complete follow-up activities in PSHE lessons and during tutor time, and it’s hoped that one of them will provide a new logo that we will use on all our careers promotions in the future.
To coincide with this, eleven Year 11 students visited the 2018 Nottingham College Apprenticeships Fair. This event was held at the EMTEC site in Ruddington and was open to schools in the local area.
The students learned about the type of apprenticeships available in a variety of different work settings, with information about Level 2 entry courses, up to level 3/4/and 5. One of our ex-students was mentioned as having completed his Level2 and 3 qualifications and is now employed by Notts County Council as an apprentice ambassador.
The market place then provided an opportunity for the students to look at the different stalls, giving them ideas about the wide variety of courses
available. Students and staff agreed that the visit had been valuable, enjoyable and informative.