Character building is the most important development for our students and we want to design meaningful events that echo our vision and Ark’s six pillars. To make sure we truly support our students with their career choices and pathway, we began our first major event with Year 9. On 15th January, we hosted a Career Carousel and invited a wide range of employers including HS2, Amazon Web Service, University of West London, Murphy, Barclay’s Life Skills, Bryden Wood, CISCO, Reed and Ealing Council. Microbiologist Ian Blenkharm started the day by giving our students an inspirational talkabout his own education and career journey. Afterwards, students rotated into four different workshops and completed their career passport to gain insight about the secrets of the aforementioned trades.
The event was very successful and well received by Year 9 students. There will be another carousel event for Year 9 to help them to make formative decision about their GCSE options. We look forward to seeing these employers again and invite prospective employers in supporting our career advice and guidance at Ark Acton.
Please contact Jenny Lok- Assistant principal /Careers Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Shaminder Bahra – Connexions Adviser at email@example.com