Students and staff participated in a variety of activities during National Careers Week. Stoke-on-Trent College, who currently have links to over 600 employers, with over 1,000 apprentices came into school to give a talk to year 10’s on how apprenticeships work as well as the different types and levels of apprenticeships available. Students were able to speak to an engineering apprentice, Sam, about his own experiences of going through the process of being an apprentice.
Alsager staff created their own ‘careers journey’ map to share with students. Some of the staff had some interesting experiences to inspire the students.
Our PE department hosted a careers fair around Health and Sports Science to enhance students’ knowledge of pathways post-16 around these subjects. The event was to widen knowledge and understanding of courses in the local area and the great opportunities on their doorstep. Students were able to establish jobs that these courses could progress to and they were able to ask questions to find out more information.
Miss Cowen, PE teacher and event organiser, said: “Students from all year groups had the chance to engage in practical activities linked to the courses. Many thanks to Staffordshire University who allowed our students to utilize their sports fitness equipment, all the students enjoyed the activities that were on offer and gained invaluable knowledge as they prepare post-16”.