During Year 10 and Year 11 students will be invited to attend a 1:1 impartial Careers interview with our Connexions Adviser, Anne Parkins. Connexions can help with post 16 and 18 options, volunteering and work experience.
In July we invite volunteers into school to conduct practice interviews with our Year 10 students as part of their Careers Day. The day starts with an inspirational talk by an ex-student and is followed by a CV writing skills and employability rating skills session, a motivational team building session with the RAF/Army, and a workshop delivered by our Connexions Adviser on labour market information. Throughout the day, students have practice interviews with volunteers and parents from companies such as: AECOM, MMU, NHS, Astra Zeneca, L’Oreal and Unilever. The interviews are an introduction to ‘real life’ interviews and give an insight into the world of work.
A Natwest Moneysense programme is run with Year 10 to plan, set-up and market a coffee shop. More recently, Willmott Dixon Construction have delivered an enterprise programme, with the aim of students working effectively as a team to understand financial planning and management and identify skills and attributes necessary for future employment and team building.
To assist with A Level choices, Year 11 are off timetable for a morning to hear from a range of speakers who explain about the differences between 6th forms and colleges, college life and choices, the benefits of higher education, higher/degree apprenticeships and A-Level choices. Year 12 and Year 13 students share their particular experiences of choosing A-Level options. Following this, Year 11 get the chance to look at the Higher Ideas software in Citizenship lessons.
In the Autumn term, Year 11 take part in a Top Trader Day delivered by employees of the Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon showing students the concept of the stock exchange and buying and selling in stocks and shares.
Year 11 take part in a Top Trader day trading in stocks and shares on the AGGS Stock Market. The day is delivered and run by employees of BNY Mellon. Trading is tough and highly competitive as the students work in teams to make as much money as they possibly can before trading…
Years 10-13 are invited at lunchtimes to hear how professionals chose their career paths and what inspired them to enter their particular profession. We believe talks from aspirational outside speakers raise students’ aspirations and challenge stereotyping, helping them to make positive and well informed decisions about their career choices. We welcome any parents/carers who would be willing to give up a short amount of their time to come and speak to our students.
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A Careers Convention is held in March every other year for students from Year 10 upwards. The evening is for parents and students and is a great way of looking at prospective career options. It gives students the opportunity to meet people from a range of organisations including; local businesses, universities, apprenticeships, graduate training programmes, GAP year and voluntary agencies.