Year 11 students at The Avon Valley School meet employers, education and training providers

Recently, students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College had the opportunity to meet a wide range of employers, education and training providers during a large scale careers event hosted at the school.

The school’s Year 11 students spent a whole afternoon finding out about their post 16 options as they attended workshops led by employers and had the chance to speak with training providers. Organisations in attendance at the event included: MTS Engineering, Morgan Sindall Engineering Solutions, NHS, Perry Appletons, Wright Step Fitness, New Directions (Rugby), O2, The Department for Work and Pensions, and Go Landscape.

Also present at the event were a range of local education and training providers including: HOET, JBC Skills, Pattisons College, Stratford College, Ashlawn School’s Sixth Form, Warwickshire College and a range of apprenticeship providers.

Lisa Owen, The Avon Valley School’s Careers Leader, said “This event is one in a series of events and activities which we’re hoping will expose our students to information and guidance relating to careers and post-16 study. Although Year 11 have many months left at school, now is the time to be applying for college, sixth form and apprenticeships.”

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said, “We are very grateful to all the organisations who attended our event, which was very well received by our students. Year 11 students often find choosing their post-16 options a confusing experience, it is therefore useful for them to be able to speak to employers directly to find out what’s out there for them.”