RHS Get ‘Work-Ready’

This half term, students at Rastrick have been getting ‘Work-Ready’ through Careers and Enterprise and Employability activities.

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Students from all year groups have been learning about careers as well as developing their knowledge of, and skills relation to Enterprise and Employability. Students in KS3 have been completing some interactive tutorials, with Year 7s playing the ‘Real Game,’ and learning about how they can budget, based on the salary they might expect to earn from the career they wish to enter, and Year 8s designed their own bank suited to the next generation.

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Similarly, students in KS4 and 5 have continued the good work from lower down the school, looking at interview techniques and procedures, as well as learning about their next steps after school and sixth form.

IMG 0067These blocks of work have culminated in some fantastic events this week, with Year 10 participating in mock interviews, where they were given an extensive grilling from colleagues from Lloyds Bank. Not only did the sessions give the students a clear understanding of what to expect when they go for job interviews, but provided an excellent opportunity for students to get feedback on how they fared in their interview and application forms to make sure they are successful next time round. Colleagues from Lloyds Bank commented on how well prepared the students were for their interviews, and how maturely they approached the task.

Students from KS4 and 5, and some selected students from KS3 were also excited to attend our annual careers fair, which this year consisted of its biggest range of visits, from colleges and universities to apprenticeship providers and employers. Students were able to get information from a range of local universities and local and national employers, such as KITS, and Covea Insurance. It was also great to see three of the armed forces, The Royal Navy, The Army and The Royal Air Force join us to again give students a taste of what to expect if they were to sign up. Again, our visitors were exceptionally impressed with how the students approached the careers fair, commenting on the insightful questions they asked and how well they had thought about their career paths and how they might succeed along these paths.

IMG 0023Well done to all students involved, and we would also like to thank Lloyds Bank for supporting with the mock interviews, and all of the colleges, universities, employers and apprenticeship providers that joined us for the careers fair. 

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