Sixth Form Students Broaden their Career Horizons
Sixth form students at Central Foundation Girls’ School attended the Careers Carousel event at Swanlea School. They had the opportunity to meet a variety of high quality employers to learn about higher level and degree apprenticeships and employer led school leaver programmes.
Organisations present included Berkeley Homes, KPMG, Salesforce, NHS, Hackney Council and Chartered Surveying Trust. Students were fully engaged in the experience and said:
“I learnt that there are many apprenticeships in many areas. I will make sure that I do my research.” (Nadia Chowdhury)
“I learnt about different jobs in the business administration sector. I also learnt that there are different types of apprenticeships. It has helped me in understanding the application process and choosing the right career.” (Farzana Aktar)
Students will also get the opportunity to attend a follow up application, mock assessment and interview workshop designed to support them in applying for apprenticeships and school leaver programmes.
Dr Bailey Morrissey, Student Aspirations Project Manager, who accompanied the students said:
“This was such a great opportunity for our students. With over 500,000 apprenticeships now open to GCSE and A-level students in the UK, and the government’s plan for 2.5 million more by 2020, apprenticeships are the incredible new way to begin most careers. The girls were able to learn about apprenticeships and different career pathways from different employers. They were also able to gain insights into different sectors and ask a range of questions.”