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National Careers Week

On Tuesday Mr Crudgington’s Year 10 Design & Technology class visited St Jude’s Church as part of the Building Plymouth Open Sites week. Students were able to see the improvements and alterations being carried out by contractor Obedair to the church.  This visit demonstrated how important heritage and restoration work within buildings is, students were provided with information, advice and guidance on the wealth of opportunities within the construction sector as well as participating in a teamwork exercise.


On Thursday, ex-student Sam Hankin returned to college to share his Babcock apprenticeship journey as a mechanical fitter. Sam is now in the second year of his apprenticeship and clearly loving it.  Students were able to ask questions about the application process as well as hear what the job entails and what they can expect from being an apprentice with Babcock.  Well done, Sam - always lovely to see alumni thriving in the workplace.


On Friday, Year 11 & 12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a selection of presentations from NHS personnel that included a Laboratory Research Manager, 2 Research Nurses, Clinical Apprenticeships SWDP & Clinical Skills Manager and a radiographer.  Each presenter shared their career journey and highlighted the opportunities that exist within Plymouth’s largest employer the NHS. These talks also supported students with relevant information for their coursework.


Finally, as part of the Future Friday tutor programme, Years 7, 8 & 9 enjoyed careers related activities. Year 10 continue to explore work experience opportunities and Year 11 received a presentation from the National Citizen Service (NCS) about their summer residential programme.

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