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During this week, all students were delivered an assembly by Mr Groves explaining the importance of adapting to change within our current employment climate. During the assembly, staff shared their previous ambitious from when they were younger before stepping into the teaching profession. At Culcheth High School, we feel it’s a valued lesson for all of our students to understand jobs available today won’t entirely disappear, many will be simply redefined, and it’s ours and their job to adapt to this. Students were reminded that knowing what to do after your GCSEs can be tough but it is valuable to have a starting point of the career pathway that interests you the most and to look out for this in the Careers Fair later on in the week.

Tuesday 6th March involved Year 8 students in the ‘meet the professionals’ event. Students worked on a carousel basis visiting different professionals via a presentation followed by a Q&A session. The professionals came from a range of backgrounds and industries such as; Catering, Music Production, Sports Coaching, Pharmacy, Industrial and Robotic Engineering. The students had the opportunity to listen to the journey the professional had been on to get to where they were today and asked questions about their rise to the top.

Thursday 8th March saw us host our annual STEM and Next Steps Careers Fair. Students from all year groups were welcome to attend at varying points of the day with Years 8, 9,10 and 11 given specific time slots during the school day. Parental access was allowed this year for the first time from 3-4pm and due to the success of this, we will continue this next year.

A wide variety of companies, independent businesses, colleges and universities attended the fair making it the biggest Careers Fair we have hosted with over 60 employers. There were a range of stands that students could attend, where they could seek advice and guidance of how to enter into the career pathway.

All students who attended have now gained a key insight into the options available to them once they leave Culcheth High School and the expectations of them to succeed once there. They also now have a better understanding of the workplace and the expectations placed upon employees.

Culcheth High School would like to extend its thanks again to all those in attendance on the day and for their continued support with our CEIAG programme. Special thanks goes to: Air Cadets, Army, Arup Town Planners, Bents Garden Centre, Biograd, Birchwood College, Cambridge University, Chester University, CiTB, Digitech, Environmental Agency, Gleeds Construction, Kier Environmental Services, Knowsley Safari Park, Liverpool John Moores University, Lymm High School, Mott Mac, Mploy Solutions, Royal Navy, NHS, NHS Apprenticeship Scheme, NHS Audiology, NHS Cardiorespiratory, NHS Pharmacy, NNL, o2, Priestly College, RBS, Reaseheath College, RPS, Salford City College, Sellafield, SGI, St. John Rigby College, University of Bangor, Warrington Youth Club, Waterside Training, Wigan and Leigh College, Winstaley College, Wood PLC, WVR College.

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