The Hall at Halley Academy filling up in the morning
Halley Academy’s annual Careers Information Day took place on the 13th November with all students from years 10, 11, 12 and 13 having a specific time slot in which to attend.
A varied range of organisations kindly participated and brought along their exhibition stands and information for students to digest about possible future career and further educational destinations. Those attending ranged from apprenticeship providers, several universities, some public sector organisations as well as businesses.
Our students were given the opportunity to speak to a wealth of industries to gain knowledge about the variety of jobs available within their local labour market, what skills are needed for a variety of roles, information about different pathways into their aspired career, and the chance to discuss the variety of work environments.
Organising events like these enables our young people gain knowledge, open their minds, raises their awareness and gives them the opportunity to enquire about their futures.
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Stands included one hosted by Doctor Tony Burch, Tallow Chandler, who attended to give students advice on careers in medicine.
The Metropolitan Police
The uniform that the Metropolitan Police brought with them were a popular draw for students to try on.
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Attending Universities included Queen Mary’s London, London Southbank, SOAS University of London, The University of East London and Greenwich University.
Student comment included:
“I found the careers event extremely helpful and interesting, there were many people to talk to about many different options and paths you can go down, as well as university options and the many subjects you could study. It helped me a lot…”
“The careers event made me aware of the university opportunities available, there was a lot of information from different universities and apprenticeships. It was very inspirational and made me think what was on offer. It gave me time to think about and what my next stage of my life could be and what suits me more.”
“There was a lot of interesting information and people were very helpful in informing us on what we could do after sixth form. I had a lot of fun being there and made me aware of more than what I had been thinking about doing after I had completed my level 3 course.”
Thank you to all who participated to bring valuable information to our students.