Students’ insight into jobs market

Mike Watson from Bright Futures controls a strong debate between Dyke House Sports and Technology College pupils (left to right) Rachael Callaghan, Venn Sandhu, Jake Shepherd and Ellie-Mae Attwood. Picture By FRANK REID
Mike Watson from Bright Futures controls a strong debate between Dyke House Sports and Technology College pupils (left to right) Rachael Callaghan, Venn Sandhu, Jake Shepherd and Ellie-Mae Attwood. Picture By FRANK REID
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STUDENTS have been given a taste of the world of work.

Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in Hartlepool, held a careers event to help prepare around 200 students for when they leave school.

The school, in Mapleton Road, teamed up with employers and partners to give the Year 10 pupils a variety of hands-on experience and careers information.

Students had to use their communication and teamwork skills at an enterprise challenge in the school which involved Hartlepool College of Further Education.

They also worked with Housing Hartlepool at Albany Court sheltered accommodation.

Others worked with Hartlepool Borough Council’s countryside wardens making picnic tables at Owton Fens Community Association Farm, in Summerhill Lane.

Local companies helped the teenagers practise their interview and CV making techniques when they spent a day together at the Wynyard Rooms, in Billingham.

There were also careers activities held in school researching the labour market and apprenticeships.