Making a date with success

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Year 9 students have recently attended the annual Careers Speed Dating event at Oathall, meeting representatives from employment sectors covering the media, healthcare and the sciences, uniformed services, construction, hospitality, performing arts, engineering, retail, sport and leisure, finance, social care and IT.

The aim of the event is for young people to talk face to face with people employed in these sectors, to learn about job roles, what skills and qualifications they will need and to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the range of career opportunities available to them in the future. Continue reading

Making a date with success

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Students in year 9 have just attended the annual Careers Speed Dating event at Oathall meeting representatives from employment sectors covering the media, healthcare and the sciences, uniformed services, construction, performing arts, engineering, legal services and IT.

The event was run as a means of getting students to talk to a large number of business representatives, encouraging them to find out more about future careers options direct from people employed in their sectors.

It was especially pleasing that some of the 28 participating business representatives were former Oathall students and members of the school’s Alumni Association. Former alumni said of the event:

‘A really enjoyable morning, the students were enthusiastic and welcoming. It’s a brilliant way to show the students about the wide range of career options available and the different routes you can take after school.’
Dr Sarah Bruce, General Practitioner Continue reading

‘Take OFF’ – a new local employability advice website for young people

Three year 11 Oathall students, Toby Clifford, Ed Curtis and Jack Heslop, along with students from other local schools, have been involved in the development of a new online employability advice website called Take OFF ‘Our Future First’. 

Oathall Community College at the launch of Take OFF Take OFF is set to become a powerful tool to help school students and other young people to develop skills that employers are looking for in future candidates.  This online resource offers top tips on how to look and apply for jobs, how to deliver the perfect interview and understanding what employers expect from young people joining their business. Continue reading