Careers day gives pupils a lesson in the world of work

Year 9 careers event at Dyke House Sports and Technology Collrege, Hartlepool, on Wednesday. Demonstration by Level � Production ASrts students from Hartlepool College.
Year 9 careers event at Dyke House Sports and Technology Collrege, Hartlepool, on Wednesday. Demonstration by Level � Production ASrts students from Hartlepool College.

SCHOOL pupils have had a taste of the future at a careers day.

Children from Year 9 at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, Hartlepool, met representatives of companies from across the region.

Year 9 careers event at Dyke House Sports and Technology Collrege, Hartlepool, on Wednesday. Retail Joanne Tweddle of Asda Hartlepool with Mollie (would not give surename)

Year 9 careers event at Dyke House Sports and Technology Collrege, Hartlepool, on Wednesday. Retail Joanne Tweddle of Asda Hartlepool with Mollie (would not give surename)

More than 45 people from different career backgrounds attended the event to talk about their jobs and run interactive workshops.

Sue Sheldrick, careers manager at the school, said: “The careers event is aimed at encouraging our young people to start the process of thinking about what matters to them, not just in terms of careers which may suit them, but also on the values they place on issues such as salaries, lifestyles and economic security.

“As a school, we are indebted to our visitors who offered up their time to help raise the aspirations of our young people in Year 9.”

Organisations such as the Armed Services, Huntsman, Caterpillar, Asda, University of Sunderland and Hartlepool College of Further Education were on hand to speak with the pupils.

They spoke about all aspects of their jobs, good and bad, and about the qualifications they need.

More than 200 pupils took part in the various workshops throughout the day and they were grateful for the advice they received. They said it was “really helpful” and opened their mind to different opportunities.