As part of Gedling Borough Council’s Secondary Schools Employability Programme, Year 9 attended a Speed Networking Event with Ideas4Careers on Thursday 15th December.
All Year 9 pupils had the opportunity to talk to a wide range of businesses, and also attend more practical knowledge.
The event was designed for pupils to gain an insight into what career opportunities are available, with the hope that having this opportunity to speak to business leaders/career professions about their career choices would spark their imagination and lead them on to further research.
Pupils received a booklet for them to use on the day which included employability skills sought by most employers, links to useful websites and pages for them to write notes.
The following business/services attended.
The Speed Networking Event included:
- Matt Bust – Woodhead – Construction Sector
- Barry Mallon – Confetti – Digital/Creative
- Jackie – RAF – Public Services
- Beverley Markland – Notts County in the Community – Community/charity/third sector
- Thomas Briggs & Colleague – Fire Service – Public Services
- Bridget Scanlon – Woodborough Hall – Catering/Hospitality
- Daniel Hallas – Army – Public Services – Public Services
- Wendy Yilmaz – Business Development/Business Owner – Business
- Ian Scott – Nottingham Express – Transport and Logistics
- Cllr Jenny Hollingsworth – Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth & Regeneration – Politics
- Rebecca Savage – Yorkshire Wildlife Park – STEM representative
- Lee Stanley – Hadfield Education – Recruitment
- Howard Platts – CAGE Greater Nottingham – Construction Sector
- Gedling Homes – Danny Wyer – Housing Association/Social Landlord
The ‘Have-a-go’ workshops were run by:
- Jo Ratchford – Nottinghamshire Police
- Sophie Payne – Gedling Sports Partnership
- Charlene Withall – Keepmoat