Years 7, 8 and 9 meet employers and learn about careers

From Procter and Gamble to Petfood, Firefighting to Finance, US Airforce to Brewing and Air Ambulance to Agricultural Surveyor - careers were in the spotlight for Key Stage 3 pupils at the end of term. For two afternoons, pupils were engaged in Q&A sessions, demonstrations and interviews with 12 different business people who volunteered their time across a wide range of careers in order to widen pupils' understanding of careers they may not have otherwise considered.

Comments from pupils included:

" I didn't realise that joining the Air Force involved so many different roles "

"Accountants have to have good people skills otherwise how can anyone understand what the financial information means?"

"I'm glad I don't have to know exactly what I want to do when I leave school - I just have to focus on doing what I enjoy to the best level I can"

" It was good to see people who have made their passion into a business - I could do that "

" You don't have to go to university to achieve a high level job - you can do it as an Apprentice and I didn't think you could "

Tori Bahal (Right) from Procter and Gamble demonstrated to pupils how they needed drive and hard work to make the most of their futures. Abbie Clements (left) helps organise careers events and provides guidance for pupils.

Research shows that employer contact is the most useful kind of careers advice and we are very grateful to everyone who came in for their support of our pupils. 

Click here to read research findings

Thank you to the following: 

East of England Air Ambulance
Proctor and Gamble
Skinners Petfoods
St Peters Brewery
Suffolk County Council
The Mason Trust
Hethel Engineering
Easton & Otley College
Clarke & Simpson
The Fire Service

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