Your Future Careers Event - Attleborough Academy

On Tuesday 14th March, Norfolk Chamber helped coordinate the Your Future Career’s event at Attleborough Academy. Over 250 student attended the event, where they each had the opportunity to engage with local businesses, prompting them to learn more about the types of careers available. This event is part of an initiative supported by the Norfolk Chamber to bridge the gap between young people and businesses and inspiring them to think about their futures.

Over 250 students from years 9 and 10 came along to learn more about the career development opportunities within the 30+ companies who attended the event including MCP Solicitors, Lovewell Blake and the Army as well as further education options at the UEA, Lincoln University and Norwich City College.

As well as the exhibition, with students milling around the sports hall and engaging with businesses at their stands, there were also four workshops running in nearby classrooms. Easton & Otley College ran a workshop which depicted what studying at a land based college is like, the types of courses they offer and the careers these could lead to. They were keen to impress upon the students that studying agriculture was more than just mud!

Another workshop was ran by The Masons Trust who educated the students on their new social media style careers related website ‘I can be a…’. The site allows the students to find out more information about the job/apprenticeship opportunities out there, take a quiz which pinpoints careers that be suited to them based on their hobbies/interests and find out more information about sectors they are interested in.

Other workshops included UEA who delivered a session about the 37,000 degree options available (a figure which shocked the students!) and Independence Matters, a local care provider who help people with a variety of health and mental health needs.

Overall the event was a huge success which highlighted the student’s enthusiasm about learning more about their local business community and willingness to consider their futures. The businesses also enjoyed the interaction with the workforce of the future and the platform the event provided to educate the students about the work they do.

If you are interested in representing your business and enthusing young people about a career in your sector, please click here to register your interest.

We have the following careers events coming up:

STEMM Careers event at Flegg High School - Wednesday 22 March 2017, 08:30 – 13:30

Thetford Academy Careers Event - Thursday, 11 May, 2017, 12:30 - 15:45

Wymondham High Careers Event - Monday, 3 July, 2017, 09:30 - 13:30

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