Careers Speed Networking Event

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Students from Year 9 at Ark Boulton Academy took a tour of the careers and post-16 options available in their local area, with 8 different businesses taking part in a structured speed networking session.

Businesses such as Amey, Avison Young, HS2, Intercity Technology, RBRO Solutions, Shakespeare Martineau and Tuffin Ferraby Taylor (TFT) joined forces to give the students an opportunity to explore around their future careers options and understand what it's really like to work in these sectors.

Approximately 180 students took part in this event asking volunteers meaningful questions around routes to success and how they might ready themselves for the future workforce.

Leonie Matthews, Project Coordinator at Ahead Partnership, said: “I was blown away with the year 9 students’ enthusiasm and behaviour during the speed networking session, the feedback we received from our business partners who attended this activity was extremely positive. They made comments on how well the students greeted them and the in depth questions they were asking. This year group did the school very proud yesterday.”

This activity runs as part of an overall Careers Programme run at the school by Ahead Partnership.