Decisions, Decisions for Year 11 Students

Fifteen Year 11 students from Albany Academy enjoyed a fantastic careers morning at Chorley town hall. The event organised by Chorley Council was designed to introduce young people to colleges, business and training providers who could help guide them towards achieving a successful career in the world of work upon leaving secondary education.

The students where carefully selected by Mrs Staniforth, Key Stage 4 Manager at Albany, as those who would benefit from this guidance on possible future careers. There were a variety of stalls and students were also able to access workshops on C.V writing and personal statements which will improve their knowledge in these specific areas. An informative social media workshop was also available to the students to highlight how their use of social media can affect future employment both positively and negatively.

Mrs Staniforth, who oversaw the visit said, “Our Year 11 students got a lot out of the visit. They visited many stalls held by colleges, local business and national companies. Their enthusiasm to find out as much information as they could from the stall holders was excellent.”

Year 11 student, Jamie Hollick, added, “My visit to Chorley town hall for careers advice was very helpful. I found out about a new sports program which I am very interested in. I also learned new techniques for my CV writing and personal statements, as well as finding out about the advantages and disadvantages of social media. I really enjoyed the event and am pleased that I took part in it.”