National Careers Week is underway at New Line Learning as the academy aims to provide pupils with career guidance to support them after they leave education.
Monday 4th March - Careers Fair
Our Careers Week begun with a careers fair aiming to provide pupils a chance to explore future careers by talking to different organisations. Representatives from a number of organisations came to promote their careers opportunities to our pupils.
A special thank you to the following organisations for attending: COOK, Whitehead Law Firm, Medway NHS, Toni & Guy, University of Kent, the Army, Kent Training and Apprenticeships, Marriott Hotel, K Sports, Tiger Cubs Day Nursery, Winterwood Farm, National Citizen Service, Catch 22, Hadlow College, and West Kent YMCA.
Tuesday 5th March - Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) and CV Writing
We had another action packed day planned for our pupils on Tuesday. Royal British Legion Industries came in to give a presentation to our year 10s about the many opportunities they have for both young people and the Veterans they support. It was another example of the many career opportunities available to our young people after education.
During lunchtime we held a CV writing session for our older pupils who are looking to fix theirs up before moving on after education. The session was important to pupils as it focused on concise writing which would emphasise skills and qualities for use in a professional setting.
Wednesday 6th March - Kent Association of Training Organisation (KATO) Workshop and Ministry of Defence (MOD) Talk
Kent Association of Training Organisation introduced themselves to pupils during Wednesday lunchtime. Their workshop titled 'Find an Apprenticeship' had our Key Stage 4 pupils searching for suitable apprenticeships and then logging their findings on a registration form.
Straight after lunchtime we had the Ministry of Defence in to give a talk about the many different opportunities and positions in the civil service industry. Pupils were intrigued with the vast amount of opportunities and sectors it was possible to work in. After the talk Key Stage 4 asked questions based on the possibilities and career prospects available to them in a civil service role.
Thank you to both KATO and MOD for coming in and inspiring our young people to consider careers they might not have before.
Thursday 7th March - University for the Creative Arts Workshop
We welcomed UCA on Thursday as they came to give our young people a workshop on the different career opportunities available to them at their university. UCA have multiple campuses across the South East of England, offering not just creative degrees, but also work placements in the creative industry. We were pleased to see so many pupils attend their workshop during lunchtime and are really proud of how they have responded to Careers Week so far.
Friday 8th March - KATO Assembly and Careers Trip to Delphi
KATO enjoyed delivering their workshop so much that they decided to come back in, this time to give our Year 11 pupils an assembly on the possible apprenticeships available to them. They covered a wide range of questions, including how much an apprenticeship pays, the amount of hours expected, what industries are available, and where to apply.
Thank you again for coming in to help our young people decide their futures.
A select group of Key Stage 4 pupils visited Delphi Technologies - a global enterprise focused on innovating propulsion systems so that passenger and commercial vehicles driver cleaner and further.
The trip was a great insight for pupils as those with intentions to take up a career in engineering enjoyed the experience of seeing engineering work in action, for others it was a chance to ask questions regarding the industry and other careers available to them with companies similar to Delphi.
Mechanical Engineering garnered the most interest as pupils witnessed workers perform mechanical engineering work on different parts of vehicles.
Key Stage 4 were well behaved throughout their trip and were a credit to the school.
Thank you Delphi Technologies for a memorable experience.
This concluded a fantastic Careers Week, pupils are now much more aware of the options available to them after they leave New Line Learning. We would like to thank everyone involved for making this Careers Week happen.