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Travelex Skills Champions

Travelex is the world’s number one brand for foreign retail exchange and has been operating successfully in Peterborough for several years. Travelex decided to build upon the skills present in the business in Peterborough rather than moving to London as a base and have been benefiting from Peterborough and its offer ever since. Travelex is […]

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Mock Interviews

The whole of year 10 at Longsands Academy had the opportunity of gaining vital experience in preparation for the world of employment and confidence building by going through a mock work interview with an actual local employer. Over 290 students throughout the day sat with a volunteer from either Barclays, A14 Project, Tesco, DWP, Marshall […]

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East Cambs Ely Cathedral Careers Fair

Over 1,500 students from local schools came through the doors of Ely Cathedral to meet over 60 exhibitors from the world of employment, training and higher education. The stunning venue for the fair is an annual event and this year it was once again a huge success. With exhibitors lining the Nave and the world […]

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Careers Fair

Arthur Mellows Village College hosted a very busy careers fair for both students (Year 9-13) and their parents with exhibitors from local employers,  higher education and apprenticeships in attendance to offer advice, knowledge and guidance on future paths for the students. There were stands from various industries ranging from engineering, manufacturing, sport, health, armed forces, […]

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Travelex Maths Challenge

Today at Ken Stimpson Community School, currency and exchange rate business, Travelex, delivered a full day of Maths challenges to the whole of year 7. Providing valuable curriculum support, the event got the students to look at how maths is applied to currency and also included a little bit of geography. Discovering what countries use […]

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Apprenticeship Event

The Peele Community College held its first ever apprenticeship evening for both students and their parents to come and meet local employers and training providers who were showcasing opportunities and raising awareness of this career pathway. There was an exhibition area where businesses and training providers such as Perkins, CITB, Morrisons, Anglian Water, QEH, College […]

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Creating the Future – Live Brief Project – Build a Business

Today at Cromwell Community College, year 8 students were given an insight into the world of the creative industry by taking part in a build a business style challenge. Partners Creating the Future along with volunteers from UCP, Tin Fish and freelance creative marketeers, ran the session which started with a presentation to the students […]

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Employability Day

We spent two days with year 9 students from Abbey College Ramsay along with volunteers from Hotel Chocolat, Peterborough Regional College, Huntingdonshire District Council, DWP and University Centre Peterborough looking at employability. The students took part in a carousal of activities throughout the days looking at the following content – 1 – Introduction to University […]

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Mock Interviews

Year 10 students at Ken Stimpson school received a fantastic experience when they had a day of mock work interviews with actual local employers. The 120 students each had an interview with one of the volunteers lasting around 15 minutes and were asked questions typical to that asked in a real work interview such as […]

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Teacher CPD

Teachers at The Deepings School, as part of their CPD, received a session from us using our attitude survey. This was tailored for teachers to talk about student employability, LMI data and apprenticeships. The survey which uses a live results display (attendees each have a results remote control) looked at questions about the confidence and […]

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Mock Interviews

Year 13 students from Thomas Deacon Academy that had decided not to go into further education were given the opportunity to go through a staged real life work interview with volunteers from local businesses. Students were given job descriptions of a particular role, and were matched to the industry they have an interest in such […]

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Interview tips and Post 18 options

Neale Wade Academy year 12 students were given the opportunity to learn more about their post 18 options and also gain experience and tips on interviews, both for employers and FE settings. In the morning The Skills Service along with Cambridgeshire Commodities gave a talk on the Do’s and Don’t when having an interview and […]

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Mock Interviews

Year 13 students at Arthur Mellows Village College were given valuable experience and confidence by sitting a staged work interview conducted by local employers. Before the day the students had put together their CV’s which were given to each employer to read through so they could be questioned on the content. Dressed up in suits […]

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Careers Fair

Both parents and students were given the opportunity to meet local businesses and FE providers at the recent Neale Wade Academy careers fair. An event put on to provide information, advice and options for post school. Students were brought into the school hall in their year groups during the afternoon and had time to walk […]

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Build a Business

We visited Nene Park Academy on the schools Pledges and Futures day to run a Build a Business session with the year 13 students. The premise for the session is for the students to be split into teams and to simply come up with an idea for small business, including budgets and marketing and then […]

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Duck Enterprise Challenge

We spent three days at Thomas Clarkson Academy with years 7 and 8 running the Duck Enterprise challenge. With over 100 students per session it was a bustling, busy and enjoyable few days. Split into teams the students designated typical work place jobs to each – Buyer, Accountant, Sales Exec, Production, Quality Control and an […]

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Meet the Professionals

We spent two mornings at Sawtry Village Academy back to back with professionals from a variety of businesses, both local and global, meeting the students from year 9. Each professional would spend 10 minutes with a group of 5-6 students talking about the industry they work in and their own backgrounds into work, after the […]

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Careers Fair

The annual careers and FE fair at Queen Katherine Academy today was a roaring success. Children from Years 9 and 10 as well as post 16 students were greeted by a packed out exhibitors hall, from local and global employers to universities and apprenticeship providers. Each year group had 45 minutes in turn to speak […]

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Careers Attitude Survey

We visited Marshlands High in West Walton near Wisbech to run the Activote careers attitude survey with the year 11 students. Through a series of questions the students get to vote anonymously (using a remote control) on how they feel about their future life after school and what career and FE options they have. The […]

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Mock Interviews

Bottisham Village College welcomed business volunteers from Natwest, Cambridge Commodities, the National Trust and the A14 Project on the 16th January. Representatives from each business kindly volunteered their time to provide mock interviews for Year 11 students. Mock interviews provide a valuable opportunity for students to understand the interview process and the preparation that goes […]

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Duck Production

Today we visited the fantastic NeneGate school to work with students from all year groups on the Duck production enterprise activity. Set up into four teams the students worked out job roles between themselves and who would have particular responsibilities in order to successfully run their mock business. Once a Manager, Buyer of raw materials, […]

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Duck Production

The Deepings School got involved with the fantastic business challenge Ducks Production, and enterprise session to introduce work ethics and employability skills. Students from year 7 were set up into groups (businesses), they then designated specific job roles to each other such as manager, accountant, sales exec, buyer and production staff. The challenge for the […]

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Duck Production

Students from year 8 at Ken Stimpson school took part in the Duck Production enterprise challenge where they were split into 12 teams to compete against each other to make the most profit. Each team assigned specific roles to each other such as a manager, accountant, buyer, sales exec and production staff. Then they worked […]

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Mock Interviews

A fantastic day was had by both students and professionals at Longsands Academy as 300 year 10 students were given mock interviews. Each student was put through a simulated work interview by one of our volunteer professionals from local businesses where they asked a range of questions that are typical to what an employer would […]

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Mock Interviews

Year 13 students at Thomas Clarkson Academy were given the experience of a simulated work / university admissions interview in preparation for future opportunities. They were asked a range of questions that are typical to what a employer or university would ask in a real interview and then provided with feedback on how they performed. […]

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Employability Sessions

With the help of volunteer professionals from Manpower, NEACO and AIM Apprenticeships three sessions were provided for year 12 students at Ormiston Bushfield Academy. The students were given interactive presentations on key techniques and skills in CV writing, creating a personal statement and tips for the interview process. The 80 students were given the presentations […]

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Mock Interviews

All students from Year 11 at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough were given the experience of attending an interview with professionals from different sectors and businesses. Prior to the sessions students had been given a set of questions to help them prepare for what would be asked on the day. They were also asked […]

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Careers Fair

Thomas Clarkson Academy held an inspirational Careers Fair for their students in years 8 to 13. The fair was attended by over 30 local businesses and further education providers offering advice and knowledge on future opportunities. There were also interactive exhibits ranging from ping pong games and careers-related quizzes with prizes from Tesco to a […]

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Ely Cathedral Careers Fair

Careers & Skills Fair

More than 1,000 students from schools across the region attended the fourth East Cambs Careers & Skills Fair at Ely Cathedral. Almost 50 exhibitors filled this spectacular venue, inspiring young people about their futures. The event included an interactive area dedicated to apprenticeships. Schools included the North Cambridge Academy, Witchford Village College, Soham Village College, […]

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Duck Production

As part of the transition programme for students at the brand new Littleport and East Cambs Academy, we delivered the ‘Duck Production’ Enterprise Challenge to Year 7’s, which aims to encourage entrepreneurship and develop key employability skills. Over 80 students were randomly grouped into teams to form their own manufacturing company, deciding between themselves which […]

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Super Learning Day

Peele Community College held its annual ‘Super Learning Day’ for all year groups on 22nd March, with a variety of fun activities that aimed to help students find out about future careers. The day was supported by local and national employers, plus universities and training providers. Activities included a series of workshops run by British Sugar, […]

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Duck Production

Year 7 and 8 students from Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech took part in a ‘Duck Production’ enterprise challenge, a manufacturing simulation designed to encourage entrepreneurship and help to develop key workplace skills. Students are assigned real job roles within their company team, with names ranging from ‘Crispy Ducks’ to ‘Donald’s Ducks’, before competing with […]

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AMVC Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews

Each year, all Year 11 students at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough take part in a mock interview with a local employer. This activity aims to prepare students for the world of work and builds on prior careers activities around applying for jobs or courses, writing personal statements and developing a CV. Due to […]

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Cromwell Careers Fair

Careers Fair

This annual careers fair at Cromwell Community College in Fenland brings together over 40 employers, universities and training providers, giving students in Year 10+ the change to find out more about the world of work and the qualifications and skills that are needed for a wide variety of career paths. There were also useful talks […]

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Springwood Careers Fair

Careers Show

Over 2,000 students from the four schools in the West Norfolk Academies’ Trust – Marshland High, Springwood High, St Clements High and Smithdon High – attended a huge Careers Show that was hosted at Springwood High. A large number also returned with their parents in the evening to find out more about the career opportunities […]

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Business Debate

Business Debate

Two representatives from AECOM led an informative debate with 60 Year 12 students at Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough. AECOM are a global network of experts who develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges, such as delivering clean water and energy, building iconic skyscrapers, planning cities, restoring environments and designing parks. […]

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Duck Production

Duck Production

Year 7 students from The Deepings School in South Kesteven took part in a ‘duck production’ manufacturing activity that is designed to encourage enterprise skills and help to develop key workplace skills. Students were split into teams and asked to assign each team member with a job role that best suited their skills before competing […]

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Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering

Perkins hosted a group of budding engineers for the afternoon to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day 2016. This campaign aims to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. 25 students (girls and boys) from 4 schools in Peterborough – Arthur […]

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Build a Business

Build a Business

Groups of Year 9 and 10 students at Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough were tasked with designing a product, marketing it and pitching it to both their peers and a business panel. This ‘Build a Business’ enterprise challenge aimed to encourage enterprise and entrepreneurship, developing key skills such as team building, problem solving, financial awareness, […]

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Abbey College

Meet the Professionals

200 Year 8 students from Abbey College in Ramsey took part in a Meet the Professionals event to learn about careers and jobs in a wide range of sectors. Following a series of talks, the students then enjoyed a networking lunch where they could ask for further information about the careers that they are interested in. David […]

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Careers Fair

Careers Fair

Over 1000 students from Neale-Wade Academy in March attended a careers fair designed to get them thinking about their futures. Exhibitors included Smurfitt Kappa, Stainless Metalcraft, the Army, NHS, Barclays Bank, Allpress Farms and Peterborough United Football Club. Sam Mandley, Director of Curriculum and Careers at the school, said: “This was an excellent day which […]

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Industry Day

Industry Day

Year 8 students took part in an Industry Day at Casterton Business & Enterprise College in Rutland. The day featured a series of workshops designed to raise awareness of different careers and develop essential employability skills. Workshops included a digital marketing session with Datify and an insight into engineering and apprenticeships from Vogal Group. Lizzie […]

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Apprenticeships Uncovered

Apprenticeships Uncovered

43 employers attended the business networking part of this event, which was hosted at the Knights Hill Great Barn in King’s Lynn. Presentations focused on using apprenticeships as a tool for growth, success stories from local organisations and an update on apprenticeship reforms. The presentations really highlighted the need to promote the benefits of apprenticeships further, particularly […]

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Employability Skills Day

Employability Skills Day

Year 10 students at Neale-Wade Academy in March were given a valuable insight into the world of work at an Employability Skills Day. The morning featured a series of employability workshops followed by an afternoon of mock interviews where the students were able to practise some of these key skills. 16 businesses supported the event, […]

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Paper ducks

Ducks Enterprise Challenge

Year 8 students at Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough took part in our paper ducks enterprise challenge, making and selling origami ducks in their business teams. The challenge helps to develop vital employability skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and entrepreneurship. Representatives from XL Displays played the vital roles of buyers and managing the […]

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Duck Production

Ducks Enterprise Challenge

Year 7 students at Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough took part in a manufacturing simulation that is designed to encourage enterprise and develop key workplace skills. Students were split into random teams and tasked with assigning job roles before competing against their peers to make the most profit by designing and selling paper ducks. Representatives […]

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Voyager Careers Fair

Careers Fair

Over 600 students attended the annual Careers Fair at The Voyager Academy in Peterborough, engaging with a wide range of employers and training providers to explore their future career options. Exhibitors included Thomas Cook, the NHS, Mencap, RG Carter, Amey, 3aaa, Children’s Links, Frontier, National Citizen Service, Skills Academy and Vivacity. Ashley Fovargue from the […]

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Careers and Carols

Careers and Carols

Over 35 employers and training providers attended the Christmas themed Careers Fair at Springwood High School. Year 10 and 11 students had the chance to discuss possible future careers across a wide range of industries, from engineering, medicine and law to careers working at Holkham Hall and in animal care. Feedback from both students and […]

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Meet the Professional

Meet the Professional and Mentoring

Year 9 students at Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough had the chance to hear from local employers from a range of different sectors about their career paths and routes into employment. This was part of a series of events where we aim to introduce them to as many sectors as possible to help with […]

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Nene Park Employability Day

Employability Day

Year 11 students at Nene Park Academy were given a vital insight on how to get started in the world of employment with the help of representatives from local companies including Skanska UK, Perkins, e4education, comparethemarket.com, Buckles Solicitors and One Nucleus. The day started with a presentation of top tips for securing employment after leaving […]

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Build a Business

Build a business

A group of Year 9 students from Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough were challenged to build up a business idea by designing a product, thinking of ways to market it effectively and manage resources, before pitching the idea to a panel of ‘Dragons’. The activity is designed to encourage enterprise and build skills in […]

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Ormiston Bushfield Academy

‘Futures’ Careers Fair

We organised a Careers Fair for Year 11 students at the Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough as part of the school ‘Futures’ Week. The event was very busy, with students excited about engaging with exhibitors about their future career options. Exhibitors included colleges, employers offering apprenticeships, self-employment options, government and health employers, charities and volunteering […]

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King's School

Careers Fair

We held a Careers Fair for all year groups at The King’s School in Peterborough, which was also attended by students from St John Fisher School. The event was very busy, with over 1200 students attending to find out more about their future career options. A wide range of universities and training providers attended, along […]

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Nene Park Academy

Careers and Employability Skills Day

Year 10 students at Nene Park Academy in Peterborough took part in a variety of employability sessions, all aimed at showcasing future career options and preparing them for the world of work. The sessions included: A bridge building activity led by Skanska A customer service activity led by Tesco A retail and marketing activity led […]

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Ken Stimpson

Meet the Professional

Year 9 students at Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough are preparing to choose their options for GCSE’s. This is the ideal time to start thinking about their future careers, and listening to career talks from local employers gives a valuable insight into different sectors. Representatives from Buckles Solicitors, Creative Content Company, Cummins and Queensgate Centre […]

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Apprenticeships event

Apprenticeships Exhibition

This apprenticeships exhibition was hosted at Downham Market Academy for young people and their parents from across West Norfolk. The aim was to showcase apprenticeships and other training opportunities in the area. Exhibitors included: 3AAA, Anne Clarke Associates, Apprenticeships Norfolk Network, Army, Aventa, Bespak, CGM Group, College of West Anglia, Easton Otley College, I Care Ambassadors, […]

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Careers Fair

Careers Fair

Over 200 students and parents attended the annual Careers Fair at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough. This was an evening event, designed to showcase a broad range of career options from apprenticeships and higher education to the armed forces and key organisations who recruit in the area. There were 28 exhibitors in total including […]

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CV workshop

CV Writing Workshop

Following a morning of careers profiling at The Peterborough School, we delivered a CV writing workshop to help young people prepare for future employment and further education applications. Year 12 students took part in one-to-one sessions with employers and HR professionals from the local area including 3aaa, Caterpillar, Institute of Export and YMCA. The students had […]

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Careers Festival 2015

Careers Festival 2015

Around 2000 students and young people from Peterborough, Fenland, Norfolk and Huntingdon enjoyed the sunshine and the festival atmosphere at this year’s Careers Festival, seeking inspiration for their futures from over 120 exhibitors. The Careers Festival marked the end of Mission Possible Week, a week of activities designed to raise the aspirations of young people […]

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Cafe Conversations

STEM for Teachers

Around 40 STEM subject teachers and careers advisers attended the event, which was kicked off with a hugely inspiring talk from keynote speaker, Amber Gell, about her career path and views on future STEM careers. Amber is a Rocket Scientist who is currently working for NASA and she won the Women in Space Award in […]

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Case Study – Bespak

Name: Sam Lester Current Role: Plastic Injection Moulding Apprentice Apprenticeship Programme Pathway: Engineering Plastic Injection Moulding Start Date: Aug 2013 Completion Date: Aug 2016 I knew a little about plastic injection moulding, but not enough to stop the waterways taking me by surprise! I began my apprenticeship at Bespak in August 2013 after completing A-levels […]

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Careers Fair and CV Surgery

CV Surgery and Careers Fair

We hosted a careers fair at King Edward VII Academy on 21st May, which was attended by over 200 students and their parents. There were over 30 exhibitors including Adrian Flux, Bespak, Russen & Turner, NHS, R G Carter Construction and McDonalds. Running alongside the careers fair was a CV surgery where HR and recruitment professionals […]

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Meet the Professional

Meet the Professional

Groups of Year 9 students at Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough benefited from a series of informal ‘Meet the Professional’ sessions, including an Engineer from Caterpillar UK. Malcolm Trimm said afterwards: “Not quite knowing what to expect and at what level to pitch my chat I opted for the safe route of a PowerPoint […]

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Mock Interviews at Thomas Deacon Academy

Mock Interviews at Thomas Deacon Academy

All Year 11 students at Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough took part in mock interviews with a wide range of local professionals who had given up their time to support these valuable sessions. The aim of the exercise was to offer the students an introduction to an interview setting and build their confidence in preparation […]

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Hampton Finance Workshop

Finance Workshops

Teachers at Hampton College were keen to introduce their Sixth Form students to the realities of living independently, in particular the management of personal finances. Christina Clarke of Hampton College, said: “The Skills Service sourced a speaker for us and he had been given a clear brief as to what we hoped he could deliver. We were […]

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Mock Interviews at Hampton College

Mock interviews at Hampton College

Sixth Form students at Hampton College in Peterborough took part in mock interview sessions with local employers to help them with preparations for Post-18 options. Students were given one-to-one constructive feedback following a 15 minute interview. Employers included the Peterborough Skills Academy, Carillion, YMCA, Colin Grant Associates, Office Angels and Skanska. Paul Edenbrow, Director of […]

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Businesscoms Apprentice

Apprenticeship case study – Businesscoms

Businesscoms employed 2 apprentices in January of 2014. Director, Rob Baldacci, tells us why: “When we decided to take on a couple of apprentices it was because we wanted to invest in this city and help develop some individuals to have valuable skills.  We have come to realise we were wrong and what we have […]

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Rutland Careers Fair

Rutland Careers Fair

Around 500 students and parents attended the annual careers fair at Rutland County College, making the most of this valuable opportunity to find out about potential careers. Over 40 local businesses and organisations were exhibiting, including a range of employers engaged by The Skills Service. There was also the chance to find out about universities […]

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Meet the Professionals Lunch

43 Post 16 students at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough had a unique opportunity to network with a wide range of local business people during this lunchtime session. Representatives from the following employers attended to talk to the students about careers opportunities in their sectors: Businesscoms Byre Veterinary Surgery Data Interchange Hegarty Solicitors Perkins […]

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Internet Safety

Internet safety

Year 10 students at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris attended this hard-hitting Internet Safety event to raise awareness of the need to keep themselves safe online. The interactive session was delivered by the Fenland District Council’s Community Safety Partnership and aimed to ensure that students think about their social media presence and their online activities […]

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AMVC Mock Interviews

Mock interviews

All students in Year 11 at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough were given a valuable taster of the skills needed to be successful in interviews for either employment or further education. In a series of sessions over a two week period, a wide range of local employers carried out mock interviews with the students, giving […]

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Apprenticeships Event

Apprenticeship event

Around 300 young people and their parents from various parts of West Norfolk attended this Apprenticeships exhibition at Downham Market Academy. The event put apprenticeships in the spotlight, highlighting the extent of opportunities on offer for school leavers. Exhibitors included British Sugar, BAE Systems, Poultec, JTL, NHS, Discovery Centre, CWA, EDGE Apprenticeships, MoCo, CITB, HIT Training, […]

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Not Going To Uni event

‘Not Going To Uni’ Series

Year 12 students at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough were given valuable advice for the future from a range of local employers and entrepreneurs. The series was aimed at those not planning to attend university and subjects included: Apprenticeships and employment Gap years and volunteering opportunities Setting up your own business

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BoomBizz at Neale-Wade Academy

Boombizz Enterprise Game

Students at Neale-Wade Academy in March were given a valuable insight into running their own business by taking part in an enterprise simulation delivered by The Skills Service. 250 Year 9 students were split into random teams of seven in a simulated business environment where they were challenged to manufacture high quality products, deliver in […]

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Careers Fair Voyager

Careers Fair

The annual Careers Fair at The Voyager Academy in Peterborough was attended by over 500 students from years 10, 11, 12 and 13. Students made the most of this valuable opportunity to meet a wide range of local employers and training providers, engaging in many interactive activities, from engine building to cake decorating, and finding out about the […]

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Careers Convention at Thomas Clarkson Academy

Careers Convention

The annual Careers Convention at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech brought together over 500 students from years 8, 11, 12 and 13 with a wide range of local employers and education providers. The year groups are all at crucial decision making stages in their secondary education so it was the ideal event to give them […]

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Enterprise Challenge

Enterprise Challenge

BTEC Level 3 Business students from Rutland County College took part in an Enterprise Challenge Day. Following a series of workshops around event management, the teams had to come up with an event concept, business plan and marketing campaign and pitch it to the other groups and a panel of judges. The winning idea was […]

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Mock Interviews at Downham Market

Mock Interviews at Downham Market

260 students in Year 11 at Downham Market Academy were able to get a feel for the skills needed to cope with interviews for future employment during this four-day event. A wide range of employers carried out mock interviews, giving constructive feedback to each of the students. Representatives from Jobcentre Plus (King’s Lynn), Arbuckles, Catch 22, Clean […]

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Meet the Professional

Meet the Professional

Four groups of Year 9 students at Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough were given the opportunity to hear from Marketing professionals about their career paths and the skills required to work in the Communications industry. This was followed by a Q and A session, where students had the opportunity to explore different career paths […]

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Careers Fair

Careers Fair

Students from Years 9 to 13 and their parents attended the annual careers fair at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough. Exhibitors were showcasing the wide range of opportunities on offer and advising students on their future career paths. Exhibitors included: Businesses – Skanska UK, Businesscoms, Rawlinsons Chartered Accountants, Kamarin Computers Ltd Training providers – […]

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Future Aspirations Day

Future Aspirations Day

St Clement’s High School in King’s Lynn organised a motivational speaker in the morning, followed by talks from the University of East Anglia and the College of West Anglia about the range of qualifications on offer. The Skills Service then took over the event later in the morning to run a career ‘speed dating’ event […]

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Peterborough School CV Workshop

Careers Profiling & CV Workshop

Year 11 students at The Peterborough School learnt about different careers and CV preparation in the morning session, before working on a 1-2-1 basis with employers in the afternoon to create their own CVs. CV writing is such an important skill, which can be best taught with the guidance and assistance of employers. Carmen Coulson, […]

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CV bootcamp

CV Workshop & Interview Skills

Around 200 Year 10 students at Stanground Academy worked in groups of 30 with a wide range of local business people to work through their CVs and learn about interview skills. Students had just returned to school from work experience so had a basic CV as a starting point. The morning workshop gave them the […]

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BoomBizz Business Simulation

BoomBizz Business Challenge

Students from Sir Harry Smith School in Whittlesey finished their school year off with an inspiring morning of business challenges. The main activity was the BoomBizz business simulation where groups of students work together in teams to manufacture products to sell to customers. The activity is designed to introduce youngsters to the challenges of running […]

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Hampton College Mock Interviews Day

Mock Interviews at Hampton

A group of Year 10 and Year 12 students from Hampton College took part in mock interview sessions with a range of local employers. The day started with a presentation and discussion about interview techniques before students were invited to one-to-one interviews. Each interview was followed by an evaluation session with the employer, who then gave guidance […]

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Not Going To Uni Day in Fenland

Not Going To Uni Event

Students from sixth forms across Fenland who are not going to university after they finish school got a taste of the many other options open to them. Fifty young people gathered at the Boathouse in Wisbech to hear talks from various companies as well as get the chance to walk around exhibition stands to find […]

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Employability Skills Day

Employability Skills Days

Teenagers from four Fenland colleges got a taste of what it is like to run a business at two day-long workshops aimed at helping them to prepare for the world of work. They pitted their wits against each other in an “enterprise game” in which they were made responsible for managing a country house hotel. […]

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Mock Interviews at Arthur Mellows Village College

Mock Interviews at AMVC

Year 13 students at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough were able to get a feel for the skills needed to cope with interviews for future employment. Students compiled CVs and letters to prospective employers in preparation and were then interviewed by a variety of employers for school leaver roles. The sectors covered were Engineering, Construction, Care, Marketing, […]

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Cromwell Community College

World of Enterprise Day

Year 9 students at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris, took part in a World of Enterprise Day which was organised as part of the Fenland Enterprise in Education project. The project is now run by The Skills Service and aims to bring employers into contact with school students to give them an insight into the world […]

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Gifted and Talented Day at Ken Stimpson Community School

Gifted and Talented Day

Groups of talented youngsters of mixed age groups at Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough were given a budget to create an event of their choice. This involved all aspects of putting an event together, from logistics and operational issues to creating innovative sales and marketing initiatives and pitching their ideas to a panel of […]

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