Choosing Future Careers
Year 9, 10 and 11 students attend Saint Aidan’s Careers Convention to investigate what next step they might take after high school.
Our annual Careers Fair and Work Experience Launch Evening was held on Tuesday, 15th November. Students from Years 9-11 were invited to find out about the qualifications available after leaving school as well as possible career paths. Over sixty people came in to exhibit with many local colleges, industries and training providers represented, as well as the armed forces. Hundreds of students and their families attended and received lots of excellent advice on future careers choices.
The evening also marked our Work Experience launch. Every May, all of our Year 10 students embark on a week’s work experience in a business of their choice. The launch allowed them to find out exactly how to go about securing their dream placement. In recent years, students have gone as far afield as London, Spain and Germany, although many students also find exciting placements here on the Fylde Coast.
Deputy Head Teacher, Mr Anthony Lord, said, “Every year this event seems to grow bigger and bigger. We all know that we are living in strange economic times and the world of work becomes ever more competitive. We feel that by providing this experience to all of our students from Year 9 upwards, they are well placed to see what career paths are available and the kind of skills and qualifications they will need to be successful. I must thank the exhibitors and our Careers Officer, Geoff Roberts, for the excellent evening that they provided. We certainly couldn’t do it without them!”
Mr Lord added, “It was also lovely to see so many former students come back and represent their new college and training providers and speak to the next generation of Saint Aidan’s students about their options.”