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National Careers Week

As the college celebrates National Careers Week 23 #NCW23 and International Women’s Day this week, the assemblies and tutor activities have adopted these themes within their activities.


Years 7, 9 & 11 all completed work related learning activities within their tutor groups, identifying their skills and qualities, researching career sectors and job roles.


Year 8 were introduced to Unifrog, an online career platform that supports students as they progress through school, the platform has quizzes for students to complete, CV builder as well as a wealth of information on career related topics including job profiles, industry sectors, going to university, apprenticeships and so much more. Students in Years 9-13 are already using Unifrog, we encourage parents/carers to investigate Unifrog with the children, with such a wealth of information available, it certainly helps individuals navigate the world of work and what futures can look like.


Year 10 received a Women into Construction presentation from Gemma Downing, Project Manager & Alice Taylor, Apprentice Project Manager with Ward Williams Associate. Gemma & Alice discussed their job roles, highlighting the opportunities available within the construction industry particularly for females. As a Building Plymouth Adopted School we are always keen to promote opportunities within the construction sector, a growth labour market industry particularly in the South West.


Finally Sixth Form students heard from our very own Dionne Igalawuye, a cover supervisor here at ECC. Dionne shared her Camp America experience with the students; this was a truly amazing opportunity at the Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls in Massachusetts, USA. Dionne fully embraced the experience, not only coaching the students, but travelling America, making connections that will help to shape her future, developing new skills and making friends with individuals from all over the world. We hope Dionne’s story will inspire our students that travelling, and gap year experiences are a viable option for their futures beyond Eggbuckland Community College Academy Trust.


As well as our regular Future Friday programme, curriculum areas have also been celebrating #NCW23, sharing content with students on how their subjects link to careers and the world of work, collaborative working across the college ensures Eggbuckland students are provided with a wealth of information to help shape and inform their futures.


Well done everybody for all the effort that has been put in to make this week a success!



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