Brilliant Careers Morning
On February 27, a varied and inspirational array of visitors arrived at King Edward VII to develop our students' career aspirations and encourage them to think about pathways they may wish to take.
Visitors from the University of Leicester, Now Education, North West Leicestershire Police Force, National Citizen Service, HSBC, CITB, Western Power, Hands On Mechanical, M.V. Kelly Ltd., the Armed Forces and The Way of the Horse shared not only their experiences in the world of work but also gave valuable information surrounding qualifications and routes into certain careers. Alongside the many businesses, students also experienced talks about hospitality, graphic design within a sporting industry, advertising on the radio, games design, fashion buying, chemical engineering and many more; allowing them to see how many careers could be available to them and what they would need to do to get there. Bringing the workplace into the classroom, allowing students to learn about careers and opportunities from a wide variety of people, each of whom had a unique path to where they are now, is a vital aspect of their PSHE curriculum; preparing them with essential life skills. Our sincere thanks to all who came, and we look forward to working with you again soon.
After providing practical information about higher and degree apprenticeships and interviews skills to year 13 students, I can honestly say I enjoyed it all! Jo Welch - Career Guidance Practitioner.
The most enjoyable part of my morning at King Edward VII was inspiring the young people to learn more about careers in design. Sean Bull - Freelance Designer.
Being able to challenge the stigma associated with working in the banking industry and being able to answer their questions proved to be the highlight of my morning. Jenny Frank - HSBC.
Apprenticeships - the session was useful because volunteer explained how to use the internet (which sites) to help me find out more. Leanne - Y11.
The nursing session gave me valuable information about how to become a nurse and what was required of you. Alarnis - Y11.
I learnt about the different jobs within the Performing Arts; giving me an idea of what I would enjoy. Holly - Y10.
Finding out more about working in performance analysis has opened my eyes about different careers in sport. Ben - Y13.