National Careers Week at Melland High
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8th March 2019
The Careers Team and heads of Department have organised a fantastic National Careers Week at Melland High School.
Students have participated in career focused activities, improved their employability skills and accessed a wide variety of careers related events.
This week Melland 6th form ambassadors have delivered talks to inspire their peers in key stages 3 and 4, discussions in tutor group around gender stereotypes and work life balance were held by all.
GEV employees have supported the week by offering assistant posts for our young learners to apply and interview for.
A collapsed timetable day offered a taster of a variety of work sectors, students were given the opportunity to peer mentor, work projects and placements were shared and celebrated, our careers advisor met with all key stages 3 and 4 students and a celebration assembly was held to share careers experiences and aspirations.
This all culminating in a lesson about strike action, placard making and the protests that are happening across the country in schools.
The most inspirational part of this week has been our employer engagement, a huge thank you to the Co-op, Royal Mail, Venture Arts, Manchester college, Sharpe Project, Manchester Bereavement Services, Debdale park, Tameside college and the NHS as well as all the self employed workers who have so generously given up their time to share their experiences and skills.
We have had inspirational talks from a wedding planner, beautician, sheep distributor, gardener and many more. However, none of this week could have happened without the hard work and efforts form all the Melland staff team. All our students have developed their confidence, communication, team work, self belief and problem solving skills this week as well as developing aspirations for their future.
We hope that the employers of Manchester are ready for our motivated work force!