Albany Academy Year 10 students prepare for future

Year 10 students at Albany Academy took part in a Careers Day this term, to help them to understand how they can shape their future careers. Students experienced a range of workshops that gave them an understanding of various topics as they get ready to further their career upon leaving school.

Workshops were available in skills assessment where the students could learn to identify jobs and careers that matched their skills and these were complemented by learning to write effective CVs and a focus on interview techniques.

Gillian Howells, from Chorley Nissan, discussed interview techniques with the students in her session. Afterwards Gillian said, “I spent a great day with the year 10 groups, all were extremely polite and willing to join in the with the group exercises.”

The North West contributes a significant number of members of the armed forces and, Tracey Knott from the Royal Navy, explained the range of jobs available within the Navy ranging from Weapon Engineer Officer to a Catering Assistant, Tracey commented that “The students were really perceptive and the behaviour was fantastic.”

In addition, students were treated to a workshop delivered by Megan Spencer, from Wigan and Leigh College, explaining the differences between the various choices available to them. Megan said of her experience with Albany students, “What a fantastic opportunity for the Year 10 students to prepare for post 16 and starting to map out their journey with the skills and information required to succeed”.

Jane Staniforth, Key Stage 4 Leader at Albany Academy who had coordinated the event, added, “As a school we take the development of our students after they leave us very seriously. We want every student to leave ‘college ready’ and today was the first step in ensuring they are thoroughly prepared for life after Albany.”