7 November 2022

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Our Year 8 students took part in a Speed Networking event in November as part of our ongoing Careers programme. Working on a carousel system, they all had the opportunity to speak with eight employers from a wide range of sectors, asking questions about the job roles in their company - what they entail and the qualifications and experience required etc. The students were given a list of suggested questions and were also encouraged to ask their own and make notes that they could look back on later.

The aim of the event was to help students gather information and to discover and explore future career opportunities of which they may not be aware or have yet considered.

We were extremely grateful to all the employers who give up their time to work with us to offer students these valuable careers opportunities. This was an invaluable and inspirational opportunity for all our Year 8 students, which gave them really useful information about a wide range of careers and experience of talking with employers.

Thank you to the following companies: (L-R on the photograph below):

  • Specsavers (2 people)
  • Astbury Garage Services
  • East Cheshire NHS
  • Bentley Motors
  • Stephenson Browne
  • Ablewell Care
  • British Army
  • Handelsbanken

It was wonderful to be able to welcome back some familiar faces to CHS, including alumnus, Melanie Ashun (below), who left CHS in 2021 and is now undertaking a four year Engineering Degree Apprenticeship with Bentley Motors. As part of the apprenticeship, Melanie will spend time in each of the departments at Bentley, to give her a greater understanding of the business.

If you are an employer and would like to help us provide our students with careers guidance and experiences, please contact our Employer Engagement Lead, Mrs Sadat-Shafai by email: jsadatshafai@congletonhigh.com




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