Careers Fair inspires students to look to the future

STUDENTS delved into career options, the world of work and job opportunities at a Careers Fair at Mossley Hollins High School.

The Huddersfield Road school recently hosted the event, held by the Mossley and Carrbrook Schools’ Partnership (MCSP).

It gave Year 6 and Year 8 students important information, exploring the variety of pathways open to them as they found out about the skills required to be successful in further education and work.

The event has been hailed a huge success, with positive feedback from students who feel it has better equipped them to make future decisions and inspired them to work harder.

Among the representatives from local and national organisations were police officers, a software engineer, a forensic scientist, a midwife and a paramedic, as well as Ryder & Dutton, Barnado’s, DNEG, Tameside College, Clarendon Sixth Form, Oldham Sixth Form and Oldham College.

They led sessions to help students to start to think about their future education and potential careers and ask a wide range of questions.

Harry Morris, a Year 6 pupil at St George’s CE Primary in Mossley, wants to be a chef in his future and felt the different college talks “guided me in the right direction”.

He added: “They asked what you wanted to be and advised you on what subjects you could take that would help you.”

A fellow Year 6 pupil at the school, Eva Patel, has always been interested in being a teacher or a baker but going to the Careers Fair inspired her to think about other careers as well.

“I was particularly interested in the Estate Agent talk,” she explained. “I learnt a lot about the job including the type of equipment they use.

“I really enjoyed the whole experience and found it really useful.”

Mossley Hollins, on behalf of the MCSP, offered its thanks and appreciation to all the exhibitors and presenters as well as staff who supported the event – including from St George’s, Milton St John’s, Micklehurst, Livingstone and St Joseph’s.

They also expressed their gratitude to the many parents from across the schools who helped to source the exhibitors to “create such a diverse and informative experience for the students”.

The Year 6 and Year 8 students who attended were “excellent ambassadors for their school and the MCSP” by displaying “engagement, enthusiasm and worked excellently”, they added.

It has also been confirmed that the Careers Fair will return next year.

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