15 Nov My Career Speed Networking
Students from Year 11 at RSA Academy in Tipton participated in My Career Speed Networking Session this term. The purpose of the event was to highlight the range of jobs and opportunities that exist in the community and wider, and that many people undertake a range of pathways to get to their chosen career. We welcomed Apprentices from TATA Steel, Arnold Clarke, Robinson Brothers, Walsall College, PTP Training, GTG Training and Black Country Training Group, most of which were sitting in the same position as our Y11s a few years ago.
There was a range of career professionals in attendance such as Operational Management Graduates from NPower, Chemical Engineers from Robinson Brothers and the Community Champion from TESCO. It was also a pleasure to see alumni students supporting the event, in the form of a midwife, a company director and a paralegal.
The event took place in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise’s Black Country Careers Hub and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce who supported with the recruitment of the businesses and Future First who helped reach out to our Alumni students.
The feedback from the students was extremely positive, and gave students at least 7 opportunities to talk to the employees with 6 minutes with each person. It gave the Y11s an insight into the world of work and supported RSA Academy in achieving quality interactions with employers as outlined in the Gatsby Benchmarks.
‘I really enjoyed the session – I spoke to many different professionals from a range of different backgrounds, some went to University, others went to college and apprenticeships, I was surprised about all the different roles in the companies too. It’s certainly is going to help me when I have to make the decision.’ Year 11 student.
The RSA Academy would like to thank;
Tesco (West Bromwich)
Black Country Training Group
Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Paul Martin (Alumni)
Danielle Foster (Alumni)
Jason Purewal (Alumni)
Angel Moore – Careers Hub Lead
If you are interested in supporting the RSA Academy with Careers Education, please email Arvind Batra – email@example.com in the first instance.