The value of employer engagement with our students cannot be underestimated. We are proud of the huge number of employers who work with our students to prepare them for the world of work.
Through careers events (HE Fair, Apprenticeship Event and University trips), PSHE curriculum, guest speakers, mock interview sessions, subject-led experience days, and work experience opportunities, students have a multiplicity of opportunities to engage with employers. The whole school opportunities include the launch of our new careers fair event with over 30 stands due to attend.
We draw on the expertise of employers from a wide range of sectors: private, public and voluntary and our students benefit in so many ways. They develop an understanding of the workplace, of employer expectations, of the need and benefit of developing their transferable employability skills and most importantly of the breadth of opportunity available to them. They grow in confidence and self-belief. They learn more about what employers have to offer: apprenticeships, internships, scholarship programmes, and so on. They develop a greater understanding of what they need to do in order to pursue their chosen career. They improve their chances of success.