Year 11 students consider their post 16 options

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On Thursday 2 November Year 11 students from The Deepings School took part in a number of activities to learn more about their choices at the end of the academic year.

During the morning students visited an in-house ‘careers fair’ where there were opportunities to discuss progression routes and career aims with representatives from over 25 organisations including leisure and travel industries, retail and charity sectors, armed forces, financial, STEM-related and agriculture sectors, universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers.

We were also very pleased to welcome back some of our alumni who are now working in a range of exciting career sectors including the BBC.

A presentation was provided about the National Citizen Programme, a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their skills and work in their local community, a STEM Ambassador gave an insight into his route into engineering, the National Apprenticeship Service delivered a superb presentation on the different levels of apprenticeships and there was a demonstration of the excellent careers resource KUDOS.

Representatives from the Royal Navy said: “This is a great school, one of the best in the region with good facilities and enthusiastic students”

OAL (Olympus Automation Ltd) commented: “It’s great to be able to engage with the future workforce and this was a good opportunity for us to encourage more young people to consider an engineering career”      

Staff from Travelex said: “The sessions went well and students were engaged and able and willing to ask questions and think about their futures.”                                     

A highlight for many students was to visit the New College Stamford Animal Care stand and handle one of two live snakes!

One year 11 student remarked “The careers fair was the best and it was really useful being able to talk to lots of different people all in one place”

The event concluded with informative presentations from the Head of Sixth Form and the University of Lincoln.

Mrs Linda Taylor, Careers & Events Manager at the school said:  “We would like to thank all the organisations who arranged activities and gave up their time to provide a good range of impartial and up-to-date information, advice and guidance. Our aim is to ensure that students can make informed decisions about the progression route that is right for them and highlight some excellent opportunities for developing skills that will help them develop into well-rounded citizens.

We also provided an overview of all the options, plus opportunities to speak with colleges and other external organisations at our post 16 parents’ information evening, which took place the same day and would like to thank our parents and carers for their continued support”


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