Picking up tips for tomorrow at Hartlepool school careers day

Careers wityh a cutting edge were on offer at the careers fair at St Hild's School. Ross Strong from East Durham College show s Ellie Howard and Tay Temple some of the courses on offer.
Careers wityh a cutting edge were on offer at the careers fair at St Hild's School. Ross Strong from East Durham College show s Ellie Howard and Tay Temple some of the courses on offer.

HUNDREDS of students learned about the world of work at their school’s annual careers day.

Around 450 pupils at St Hild’s Church of England School, in King Oswy Drive, Hartlepool, picked up tips from representatives of dozens of employers, training providers and colleges.

Among the guests offering advice at the event were the Army, town offshore construction firm Heerema, Hartlepool Power Station and the Hartlepool Mail.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Hartlepool College of Further Education, East Durham College and Hartlepool United were also present.

Year 8 and 9 pupils, aged between 12 and 14, were researching future careers to help them choose their GCSE options.

Year 11 students were finalising what they will do when they leave school this summer.

Rachel Gilhespie, the school’s leader of work-related learning, enterprise and business studies, said: “The students really enjoyed the day and have a lot more ideas about what they want to do in the future.

“I would like to thank everyone who has found the time to come along and give them advice as I realise everyone’s time is precious.