Industry Days inspire career ideas at Chadderton school

Date published: 18 February 2024

From train operator Trans Pennine Express to the Royal Horticultural Society, STEM drone operators Hyett Education to electrical contractor Barlow’s, the wealth of career opportunities available were presented to students at the Radclyffe School in Chadderton.

Following two successful days earlier this academic year, it was the turn of young people in Year 9 to explore with employers, paths that could be opening in just a few years.

Alongside routes into employment, the students took the chance to improve their financial literacy, investigate the practicalities of getting a job and discover the possibilities of virtual reality headsets.

A former student of the school, Jess Thompson, led sessions that unveiled the prospects in film production.

And for those with an interest in investigation, CSI workshops boosted the profile of forensic science.

As the event fell during National Apprenticeship Week, the school took the chance to raise awareness of this as an important alternative route.

Careers Lead Miss Parkinson said: “This is an important term for students in Year 9 as they make choices for Key Stage 4.

"The Industry Day gives them a timely introduction to so many areas they might want to pursue in future.

“Following on from similar days for students in Years 7 and 8, as a school we ensure that our young people are able to explore an inspiring range of choices before they move onto study for their GCSEs and beyond.”

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