We are very keen to engage with businesses and employers to help us inform and educate students about the local and national employment opportunities.
This links directly with Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with Employers and Employees, and Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Experiences of Workplaces. We provide many opportunities for businesses to interact with students: World of Work days, Career Carousels, Employability Skills workshops, Careers Fairs, presentations, work experience, small group work etc.
If you would like to get involved, or wish to advertise any apprenticeship vacancies through the Academy, then please contact the Careers Adviser and Work Experience Coordinator Mrs Jacqui Gilman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01406 362120
Examples of Employer Engagement over the last academic year
Rachel Galley from Eurovia alongside employees from the Department of Work and Pensions ran a CV writing session for the Year 10 pupils.
Taylor's Bulbs, Manor Fresh, Calthrops Solicitors plus the NHS were amongst employers who fronted a 'Guess The Job' workshop with the Year 8 pupils.
Katie Ridley a Journalist with Anglia TV ran a journalism workshop for Year 9.
Harvey Harrison from East Coast Railway fronted a logistics careers workshop for Year 7, pupils had to work out timetables and find the most cost effective routes for passengers to reach and return to their destinations.
The NHS ran a careers workshop for Year 8 pupils looking at what careers are available in the NHS. Year 8 also participated in a session with The Canine Classroom a local dog training company which focused on careers in animal care.
Andy Challen from Inzpire fronted a STEM challenge for Year 10 which focused on careers in the Aeronautical Engineering industry.
Nick Elliott from LincHigher fronted a Personal Branding session for Year 11s, this session looked at a culmination of skills and values that differentiate an individual.
The RAF led a STEM workshop for Year 7 designing and building rockets, this session focused on career in the RAF. The Department of Work and Pensions fronted a session for Year 7 looking at the local and national labour market.