Learning about jobs

Students at the the Northumberland Church of England Academy learn about potential career paths.
Students at the the Northumberland Church of England Academy learn about potential career paths.
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Students were given an insight into potential careers when the world of work arrived in the classroom.

A total of 55 employers and learning providers attended the World of Work (WOW) event at the Northumberland Church of England Academy (NCEA) in Ashington.

Careers advisor Mark Fox said: “The aim of this event was to inspire young people about the job opportunities in the north east, and further afield, and help them to see a link between their studies in school and the real world.

“Our hope is to widen students’ knowledge of different career areas, encourage them to become involved in activities outside school to develop their employability skills and inspire them to be what they want to be.”

“We would like to thank everyone who came along and made it such an enjoyable and interesting event.”

The Academy has been chosen as one of only 13 schools in the country to take part in a ground-breaking careers pilot funded by the Gatsby Foundation.

For the next two years the school will explore different ways of delivering careers guidance and supporting its young people to make the transition from school to further study, training or work.