26 Mar

March Update

March Update

It’s been a very busy time for Careers activities this term. Pupils have had the opportunity to attend a number of events:-

• Apprenticeships Be Inspired Careers Fair at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield
• Public Sector Careers Fair held at Thomas Rotherham College
• Mock interviews at Thomas Rotherham College
• Higher Education Presentation by Sheffield Hallam University
• A chance at the Parent/Tutor review day to speak to organisations including the Army, Sheffield Hallam University, Rotherham College, Thomas Rotherham College, RUFC and representatives from the Job Centre
• Careers Talks by local employers including Construction, Games Design and Animation, Law, Sport and Higher Education as well as a session on preparing a CV.

On Wednesday 7th March, some of our year 11 pupils had the opportunity to attend the ‘Apprenticeships: Be inspired’ 2018 event at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield. This was the perfect opportunity for them to meet employers, understand more about apprenticeships in different industry sectors and distribute their CVs to employers.

This event took place during National Apprenticeship week which we supported in school by promoting this event and other apprenticeship opportunities.

Local employers have advertised the following apprenticeship vacancies which Y11 pupils have been informed about and encouraged to apply.

• Burrows Toyota held an information evening on 24th January in Rotherham and were recruiting for vehicle technicians as well as customer service apprentices.
• Fortem Construction have recently advertised vacancies for 2 carpenters, 3 gas engineers and a plastering apprentice.
• Liberty Speciality Steel are currently recruiting for electrical and mechanical engineers, metallurgy, sales and marketing and a finance apprentice. Further details at www.sheffcoll.ac.uk/apprenticeship/vacancies. Closing date 27th April.

Careers Talks
Local employers came into school during January and February to talk about different work sectors and careers. They advised pupils about what the work involves, what qualifications and skills are needed as well as how much they could earn in each work area.

Higher Education Presentation
On Wednesday 10th January all our Y9 pupils attended a presentation by Sheffield Hallam University. This was a foody-themed bite size roadshow session covering, what is Higher Education, courses they could consider, grade entry requirements for courses, sports and societies and some brief information about student finance.