STEM networking for Years 11 &13

Year 11 students at Rastrick High School recently took part in an innovative event, which involved them taking part in a careers speed networking event.


This is the second year this event has run with the primary aim of connecting Year 11 and Year 13 students with potential employers who work daily using STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Maths). Over two days, twenty local and national employers including Estio Training (ICT), Morgan Sindall (Quantity Surveyors), Royal Marines, Army and The University of Law to name but a few, helped students gain a valuable insight in to a wide variety of job roles and apprenticeships that they may never have considered.


Employers noted the Students were totally engaged and that they were “having their eyes opened to the big wide world and the possibilities that were out there.”


Year 11 student, Lekietia Olutayo, seized the opportunity by asking one of the Lawyers who attended about the possibility of doing work experience in her chambers; a perfect example of how events such as these can open doors to potential careers.

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Muhammed Chowdhury of Stephen George & Partners (Architects) noted that, “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”

Headteacher, Steve Evans, added "The school is committed to producing young people who have a good grounding in what it takes to be successful in the 21st century workplace. I would like to thank all the companies who gave up their time today and hope that this is just the start of an enriching relationship between the school and the companies represented today."

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