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Archway School

Year 9 Stroud Ambitions Careers Event

On the afternoon of Wednesday 7th November all of Year 9 attended the Stroud Ambitions careers event at Stratford Park Leisure Centre.

This event is the county's largest career event and provides Year 9s with the opportunity to do a 'taster' workshop in five different job sectors. It is a  unique interactive event enabling students to work directly with 5 different employer across varied sectors to find out what it is like to have a job in their company. The aim of the event is to help our students find out about career opportunities, what qualifications and employability skills are needed for different jobs and how to take the next step.

     Year 9 joined in brilliantly and were great ambassadors for Archway School at the event. However the highlight of the event for me was when a member of Calcot (Hotels and Spa) came to find me at the event to let me know that they would love to give one of our students a Y10 work placement as a Chef in either Calcot or The Painswick. Another student was offered a work placement at a Cyber Security Company. These are two great examples of how our students can make the most of opportunities such as these to further their careers.