Career Aspirations

Posted at 9:36 am on 12th October, 2017

As part of our post 16 advice and guidance and with college application deadlines looming, FGS hosted their annual Aspirational Futures Day.

The event attracted twenty organisations including businesses, colleges, universities and national services which provided our students with an open forum to have discussions and gain knowledge and an understanding regarding their potential career choices and pathways.

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As well as our own 6th Form staff being on hand to talk to students, attendees at the event included:

NHS Careers Hub, The University of Law, Keele University, Salford University, Sellafield Ltd,   Rolls-Royce plc., Trafford Social Workers, Myerscough College, Jet2.com, Liverpool John Moores University,  Connexions, Trafford College, The University of Manchester, Kuits Solicitors, Manchester Airport, Aldi and Greater Manchester Police.

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Rolls Royce apprentices commented ‘How well informed our students were and how they asked relevant questions. They were particularly interested in our apprenticeship schemes.’

Greater Manchester Police said ‘Students showed an interest in joining the Police and other services. They have asked probing questions about the various routes to take via university or apprenticeship.’

The NHS staff in attendance said: ‘FGS students were very polite, asked sensible questions and were well informed.’

Chantelle Trueman year 11 said ‘I was really impressed with the NHS careers advice. I really wish to pursue a career as a midwife and after talking to representatives today they have suggested I do volunteering to include in my applications. The have also agreed to assist me in volunteering in three local hospitals within the area who offer specific midwifery or paediatric specialties.’

Ayda Oryanpour year 11 commented ‘I am really blown away by the whole event; I never realised I had such wide options available from Rolls Royce to Aldi through to NHS and universities.’

Mrs Bates, Work Related Learning Coordinator and event organiser said: ‘We aim to provide our students with the tools and resources to make these important and valuable career decisions. Students take their first steps toward meaningful employment by meeting with employers face to face to exchange information.’

For anyone wishing to enrol at FGS 6th Form please refer to our website link at:  http://www.flixtongirls.com/the-sixth-form/admissions/