‘Meet the Professionals’

On Tuesday 25th February, Chesterfield High School welcomed representatives from Careers Connect, Willmott Dixon, Crossfield, BCEGI, United Utilities, and the Royal Navy to provide an interactive and informative careers event for our Year 10 students.

The event began with a presentation from Maria Martin (Employer Liaison and Enterprise Worker) about jobs, careers and the future. The year group then  followed a carousel of workshops with a variety of presentations and tasks that raised their awareness of career opportunities within each sector and selection processes. These workshops not only provided a valuable insight into individual career journeys but also advice and guidance for students on developing aspirations, career pathways and awareness of labour market trends.

Students were very complementary about their experience and valued greatly the time the employers had given them during the morning. Members of our supervising teaching staff were also very positive about their participation in the event and the impact that it had on raising their awareness of careers work and occupational sectors.  In turn, our visitors were equally pleased with the students engagement and level of interest and enthusiasm shown during each session.

An excellent activity, enjoyed by all.