Inspiring the next generation was the aim of National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week, held recently.  Students across all year groups have been involved in thinking about how the subjects they study link to the world of work and progression routes.  The C&K Careers Calderdale Apprenticeship Event, at The Shay Stadium, went down really well with Year 11 and Sixth Form students; it gave them the opportunity to meet lots of employers and training providers face-to-face.

On International Women’s Day, local electrician ‘Little Miss Electrical’ (aka Cathy Cockin) met with students in Year 9 to discuss thinking outside gender stereotypes when it comes to career choices. Cathy described how she changed her career direction from that of lawyer to setting up her own business as an electrician.

Selected Year 8 students played the Make it in Manufacturing game; racing to build a small enterprise before their opponents.  They have been kept up to date with regional labour-market information and local opportunities. Particularly popular was the video short showing how After Eights and Quality Streets chocolates are made at Nestlé, Halifax!

A round of mock interviews for Year 11 and 13 students, assisted by the local Rotary Club and RSA Insurance Group completes a very productive term of careers education at Brooksbank.  The department now has its sights set on attaining the Quality in Careers Standard Award, welcoming back O2 for our Employability Days, careers assemblies and much more!

Our Careers staff are contactable on the following email addresses:

Lauren Wright, Careers Leader, lwright@bbs.calderdale.sch.uk

Jason Hopley, C&K Careers Adviser, Jason.Hopley@ckcareers.org.uk

Karen Duckworth, C&K Careers Adviser, Karen.Duckworth@ckcareers.org.uk