Careers Event Success for Year 10

Careers ‘speed dating’ event helps Eden Boys’ School pupils find their future career match

Year 10 pupils at Eden Boys’ School, Preston found their potential future career match through an innovative careers event in the style of speed dating.

25 local employers and businesspeople took part in our event late last week, gathering in the main hall, at individual tables, ready to spend time with each pupil.

Pupils spent five minutes quizzing each visitor about their job, the qualifications they’d gained and the pathway that led them to their career, before moving on to speak with the visitor at the next table.

Careers represented at the event included retail, finance, healthcare and medicine, architecture, law and the armed forces.

Year 10 pupil Adam Patel commented, “This was a very useful event which helped me to start thinking about a possible career when I have finished my studies. I enjoyed speaking to the representative from the NHS who told me all about the many different careers that the NHS provides. Thanks to the school and to all the employers for coming and speaking to us.”

Neil Conlon, a Director at Conlon Construction, added, “As a responsible employer we recognise that to recruit the best talent we need to harness the energy within pupils in Years 10 and 11 and instil a love of a certain career. When I was at school, I didn’t have such opportunities to quiz lots of employers so events such as these are integral to begin the process of potential future careers.”

The careers speed dating event is the latest in our school’s activities to help pupils relate their studies to the world of work.

Muhammed Matadar, our Assistant Principal, said, “We’re so grateful to all 25 employers who agreed to take part in our careers speed dating event, something a little different from the norm. We found it a lively way to keep pupils engaged during a careers guidance activity. There certainly was a buzz in the room as our pupils moved from table to table, speaking to all our visitors, finding out as much as they could and exploring new opportunities for future careers.”

Added By: Eden Boys' School, Preston | Date Added: 1st Mar 2018 | Posted In:

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