Y11 Careers Convention

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I could not be more delighted to announce what a success this year’s Year 11 Careers Convention turned out to be.  We had representatives on hand from 40 different organisations to give our students information, advice and guidance.

The event this year was sponsored by C.P.I - The Centre for Process Innovation who attended with 3 of their Apprentices who gave advice to our young people on their job roles and their journey as an apprentice.

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The representatives started to arrive from 4:30pm to set up for the evening. They covered many different business sectors such as law, IT, Healthcare, Armed Forces, Mechanical, Hair & Beauty, Childcare and Engineering, as well as all of our local Colleges, 6th Forms, Training Providers and Universities being in attendance.

Once set up we did not have long to wait for our Year 11 students and parents/carers to start to arrive. I was overjoyed to see the number of students who came along. We always value the support of our parents at such events and tonight was no exception. Some students attended with friends but the majority did attend with parents or carers.  It is vital that our students are thinking about their future and starting to make plans and this year group are doing just that.

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Here are two of our students not afraid to join in and try out the wigs of the trade alongside students getting to grips with some prototypes from Sirius whilst getting valuable advice from Heather King.

As usual, our students made us proud, the comments I have received from the representatives after the event have been lovely to read. We have received emails, comments on the evening and Tweets after the event.

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Thank you for inviting us.  Everything went very smoothly from our perspective and it was a delight to meet some of your students.  I was particularly impressed with your team of pupil assistants who were helpful, polite and good-humoured - clearly young people who will go far! It was a good opportunity to publicize Yarm to those who might not be aware of our school; we spoke to a number of students and hope that they will visit our open morning this coming Saturday (29th September 9am to noon).  – Alan Goodall, Head of 6th Form– Yarm School.

The aim of this event was to provide our young people with information, advice and guidance to help them to make an informed decision on their journey following on from Sacred Heart Secondary. I feel that we succeeded in doing this and our students felt it was a very worthwhile event to attend. Hopefully this event will continue to be a huge success at Sacred Heart Academy in coming years.

If you would like any more information from any of the providers at the event please do not hesitate to contact the Academy at careers@sacredheartrc.org.uk     

With thanks to all of the Representatives who made this event possible

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