Year 10 students and Sixth Formers from Brooke Weston Academy visited the World Skills Show in Birmingham, which is one of the UK’s largest skills and careers event, covering the area of nine football pitches.
Leading employers offered ‘have a go’ experiences and talked to young people about what’s important to them – their futures. Independent careers advisors were also on-hand to give one to one expert advice. Students saw demonstrations from various industries, including construction, engineering, health and social and hospitality and catering. The Armed Forces also attended along with some of the largest apprenticeship providers, such as Toyota, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Jaguar Land Rover.
Some of the largest displays included various automobile manufacturers and a full size helicopter and stealth bomber, which students were able to sit in.
Assistant Principal and Head of Work Related Learning and Industry Relationships, Jonathan Browne said: ‘Our Year 10 and Sixth Form students gained some purpose to their studies and could discuss potential career paths and apprenticeships with the organisations themselves, gaining real world advice and assistance.’
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