On October 22nd, 2020 we held a Covid safe careers day event. Several outside speakers attended following all guidance to enable our students to have access to a variety of careers and HE and FE providers. Key Stage three students took part in a variety of events including a STEM activity, which was well received and a business design challenge. Thank you to Marriott Hotel group and Willmott Dixon who delivered bespoke sessions on the day.
In Key stage 4, we enabled students to explore apprenticeships, careers in the armed forces and uniformed services as well as the RAF. Students also attended a session about the sixth form at Etone and various colleges in the area. By popular request, the Landscape gardener also attended and visited groups during the day.
Sixth form students had the opportunity to explore apprenticeships and HE. The football academy met with football managers and people within the sport.
Think higher and the careers hub were also in attendance to enable selected students to continue with their training.
Feedback from employers and students has been positive. Employers have complimented us on the safety aspect and the engagement of our students. The students themselves stated that the day was informative and has helped them think about future carers and the links between our employability skills and the careers they may wish to follow. The Careers Hub is using Etone as an example of good practice in the current Covid pandemic and we were all delighted to still be able to provide our students with some hands-on experiences of careers.