National Careers and Apprenticeship Week  has been a busy week for Mascalls students who have been learning more about careers and the world of work.

On Monday 6th March, sixth form students attended the National Apprenticeship Show at Sandown Park Racecourse.  This enabled students to meet and speak to a wide range of employers and apprenticeship providers, giving them to chance to learn more about different job areas and how to apply for opportunities.

On Wednesday 8 March, we welcomed ex-student Arthur Mazzey to Mascalls to speak to Year 10 students.  Arthur left Mascalls in 2009 after completing his A Levels and is now working as an Engineering Surveyor and Site Engineer in the construction industry, mainly on tunnels and railways.  He spoke to students about his career pathway together with his time at Mascalls and gaining a Civil Engineering degree at The University of Nottingham.  This was an inspiring talk which gave students an excellent insight into the possibilities and opportunities available to them.

On Thursday 9 March, Mascalls Academy held a “Careers in the Curriculum Day” within school.  The day started with an assembly to Year 10 students about apprenticeships as a possible future career route.  We welcomed Oliver Trailor from local company, Runway Training, who explained apprenticeships to the students and also spoke about an ex-Mascalls student who after completing an apprenticeship now works for AXA PPP in Tunbridge Wells.


Year 10 students will receive more careers advice and guidance later in the year regarding their Post-16 options but this was an excellent way to introduce them to the options of university and apprenticeships.

All day on Thursday, during each lesson, teachers spent time discussing how their subject area relates to careers and the world of work.

In dance, students looked at the job roles of a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, camera operator and director.  Students then went around the school with their dance pieces taking on each of the roles and then reflected about their job role at the end of the lesson.


In Science students considered the different careers within the subject area and completed an A-Z of careers.  “Wordles” were spread around the room and used when discussing the ideas students had included in their A-Z list, giving them an opportunity to learn about and discuss the different job roles.