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Community News & Views | Felpham pupils check out career offerings

CAREERS from hairdressing to the high seas were considered by Felpham Community College students.


A range of potential employers was present to provide details of work available to the pupils for their future careers.


The varied and informative programme of activities was organised by the college’s careers leader, Gill Woodman. It marked national careers week.


Mrs Woodman said: “The government launched the statutory careers strategy in December 2017 and it has eight benchmarks schools have to work towards meeting by 2020.


“At Felpham Community College, we are well on our way to meeting all of the benchmarks.


“We offer a full and varied programme of events and trips for students across year groups throughout the academic year, which give information and advice on careers and career pathways.”


Students were encouraged during the event to sign up to talks and presentations from a wide array of different careers. These included nursing, apprenticeships in gas, electrics and plumbing, the Royal Navy, hairdressing, construction, engineering and fashion buying.


The University of Chichester also attended to give information on degree apprenticeships.


As well as the presentations, students took part in career-based activities during their tutor time and careers were at the forefront of lessons. Students watched video clips and discussed different options and career paths.


“National Careers Week is a great opportunity to give students valuable information first hand, with visitors presenting on their careers with insight you cannot necessarily find on Google and with a chance for students to ask questions,” said Mrs Woodman.


“This year, the week has been really good. Most of the talks have been full and we had to run a number twice to accommodate demand.”


National Careers Week is run as a not-for-profit company to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges. It is backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance.


Pictured above are students attending the hairdressing presentation by Buzby and Blue.

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