Hundreds of pupils get careers advice at Welbourn school

Careers fair at Sir William Robertson Academy

Careers fair at Sir William Robertson Academy

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Sir William Robertson Academy held a Careers Fair and ‘Wow’ day recently to give its Year 9 to Year 13 pupils a chance to discuss career opportunities with key local employers.

These firms included Siemens, Lincolnshire County Council, the RAF, the Army and colleges and educational establishments such as Lincoln University, Bishop Grosseteste, Leeds University, Sheffield Hallam, Grantham College and Access to Music. Other organisations attending the event were Hill Holt Wood, Positive Futures, National Citizen Service, WBA and Learning Communities.

Today has really helped me understand where I want to go in my future career.

Ewan Armstrong

Wow days or ‘World of Work’ events are organised as part of the school’s comprehensive careers programme.

Mr Grant, deputy headteacher, who helped organise the day, said: “It is important for all young people to

reflect on their futures. Careers day was an opportunity for all pupils to reflect on the various pathways that are open to them. If I could condense the advice from all of the visiting organisations into one message, it would be ‘Try your hardest and be the best you can be in everything you do. Set yourself high targets and never give up.’ As we all know, at Sir William Robertson Academy we like to ASPIRE…”

The school has recently been re-awarded the Career Mark accreditation. Career Mark is an exclusive and challenging award which validates the school’s work in providing high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.

A total of 160 Year 10 students will be undertaking a week’s work experience from March 9 to 16 as part of the school’s comprehensive careers programme. Placements have been organised with employers stretching from Lincoln, Newark, Grantham, Sleaford, Gainsborough, Mansfield, Oakham, Nottingham, Scunthorpe and London.