On Friday 15 February as part of the Personal, Social, Health, Careers and Religious Education (PSHCRE) statutory requirements, Year 10 participated in a day entitled ‘Life beyond The Hamble School’.
The focus of the day was on preparing for ‘Job Fest’, a career planning activity that provides Year 10 students with experience that help them make the connection between the “World of Education” and the “World of Work”. During the day the students selected a ‘mock job’ to apply for and prepared a cover letter and CV for this job.
Year 10 are now looking forward to attending a ‘mock job’ interview, in which their CV and cover letter will be assessed and marked by their interviewer.
In addition to the ‘Job Fest’ activities, Year 10 heard a presentation by ‘Aspire Learning’ on the opportunities available post-16 and post-18 via apprenticeships, with two current apprentices sharing their experiences of working for Aqiva. They also completed a workshop run by the Southern Universities Network, which introduced them to ‘careers pilot’, a piece of software which gets them to reflect on their skills and consider potential careers pathways and a member of the armed forces shared the career opportunities available in the Navy. To end the day our Careers and Employability Advisor inspired our students about their post-16 options and signposted them to resources that would enable them to make these choices.