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Posted on: January 25th 2018

YEAR 11 PREPARING FOR OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE - 2018

PFO 1On Monday 8th January our Year 11 students enjoyed a one day conference to help them prepare for life after school.

The students were able to choose three career taster workshops during the day. These interactive sessions were led by professionals within their field of expertise. The workshops explored the variety of jobs available in each area, the skills and qualifications needed and the working environment.

Students had a chance to: take part in a mock trial, create hairstyles, devise business plans, design and create a structure, create an electronic circuit board and wire a plug - plus many other activities!

The students were able to choose from twenty three different potential career sectorsPFO 2 ranging from Beauty & Hairdressing through to Medicine, City & Finance, Communication Skills, Life Sciences, Psychology, Media, Law and everything in-between! The students were given a unique insight into potential career paths and were able to put questions to an expert at the end of each session.

The conference proved to be both an enjoyable and successful day and you will find some of the comments from the students below:

‘I found it very helpful and I have learnt a lot about the jobs that would suit me in thePFO 3 future.’

‘The information I was given was useful and it has helped me narrow down my career interests.’

‘Medicine was an interesting session and also the doctor was very engaging. He covered a broad range of jobs within the healthcare industry and I have learnt a lot of new information.’

‘We had workshops that were full of activities and they were amazing.’

‘It was a really motivating day as I now have a better understanding of the different careers that are available and the benefits of each.’

‘I really liked the practical activities within childcare but also found it interesting to listen to the presenters talking about their career paths.’

PFO 4‘We were able to ask any questions we had and found out a lot of information on the courses that we could do in the future.’

‘It was an educational experience but also really fun.’

Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a successful day.

V Sullivan Careers Coordinator