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2024 National Careers Week celebrated

08 March 2024

For National Careers Week, children and young people from across Witherslack Group have taken part in workshops, learning about roles and opportunities while speaking to professionals from varied industries. The diverse opportunities have enabled pupils to explore career options, and has equipped them with the skills and knowledge to help them navigate the world of work.

Bridgeway School took a virtual tour of Amazon and then explored the varied roles within the company. Year 11 pupils also took part in a session to explore the qualities and attributes that are valued in employment. This resulted in the workforce of tomorrow being able to understand the importance of specific skills in the workplace, including leadership, punctuality, problem-solving, and teamwork. They also went on to discuss different ways to develop these skills and how to demonstrate their capabilities to employers.

Over at Chilworth House School and Chilworth House Upper School, the pupils also enjoyed insights and a visit to a big company, EKFB, to learn about the different projects they work on and the various roles that are available within the civil engineering industry. The pupils were able to talk to employees about their journeys into employment and the different roles and responsibilities they each have. Listening to their stories enabled children and young people to gain insight into the different ways to enter the industry and the opportunities available.

At Greenholm School, pupils were given the opportunity to interview local employers and entrepreneurs, including individuals in hospitality, hair stylists and the police. The interactive session provided the perfect opportunity for the young people to ask the visitors questions and explore the different pathways to employment and the different opportunities within a business. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed interviewing the visitors, and they used it as a chance to develop professional skills.

They have certainly made the most of it. Well done, everyone.

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