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 involved students aged from 13 to 19. The students were very positive and welcomed the opportunity to speak to employers. Finding out about apprenticeships and graduate training schemes as well as opportunities after college or Post 16 means they are becoming more confident about preparing for the next steps in their learning or education.”
Jess Ludlow, a student from Year 9, commented: “It was really good to be able to meet local businesses and complete the tasks they had brought with them. Coming to the careers event has made me start to think about the opportunities I will have after I finish school.”
This event offered a great opportunity for local businesses to raise their profile with young people and showcase the career paths available in their organisations.
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