As part of a whole school careers drop down day, year 9 students at Longfield Academy participated in a careers carousel with a varied range of external guests.

Guests and their areas of expertise were:

Hadlow College- Animal Management

West Kent & Ashford College- Business Administration, I.T and Computing

Cleantec- Business

Rochester Bridge Trust- Engineering

STEM Ambassador- Pharmacy and Medicine

Canterbury Christ Church University- Education and teaching

Canterbury Christ Church University- Psychology

Canterbury Christ Church University- Humanities

Each guest “hosted” a table which students visited in rotation akin to speed networking to find out about the host’s career and subject specialism.

Students were engaged and asked relevant questions throughout.

Post event, comments were:

Student comments:

“I found it interesting how much more there is to cleaning and how it’s not just a mop and bucket.  Also, how much they get!”–  Liam                                                    

“I have a deeper understanding of what I want to do in the future”.  – Sophie                                                                                                     

“I have found out about the options I have and what’s out there for me in the future”  – Ella                                                                                                                                          

“I’m more aware about how many courses there are and it has helped me understand what I want to do”   – Connor        

Delegate comments:

“Great session with students, they all have such a range of knowledge about all sorts of careers. – Sam, Cleantec

“Thank you for having us.  It was useful to talk to the students on a small group basis and we have had some good conversations.” – Jemma – West Kent & Ashford College

“It was fantastic to have discussions with the students.  They were interested in all the options available to them.” – Canterbury Christ Church University

Students were amazed by the number of degree courses available and variety of career opportunities. An additional comment was that one student, through speaking with Rochester Bridge Trust, learnt how much of an effect engineering has on all aspects of everyday life.

Sincere thanks to our guests for attending