Careers Speed Dating

Posted on 8th March, 2018

Careers Speed Dating Year 9 7th March 2018

 What an amazing morning – Year 9 students positively engaged in researching the world of work from a variety of real life people. A wide range of companies were represented from Siemens to the NHS and AFG Law to the Police.

The students arrived all prepared with a list of questions to ask about the world of work including what qualifications were needed, did they need a degree for the job role or other specialist qualifications, what hours the visitors work. Every 5 minutes the pairs of students moved on to the next table to meet new people.

A huge number of occupational areas were represented and students could find out about the different qualifications needed for degree level courses and apprenticeships which has helped some students with the decision making process for their option choices.

 At the end of each session everyone felt quite exhausted, but inspired and invigorated.

Our visitors were so complimentary and all commented that our students were ‘very pleasant and well behaved’; polite, interactive, well presented’ and ‘perceptive’. NHS North West Ambulance Service commented ‘would have liked more time to talk but then it wouldn’t have been speed dating!.