Another successful Careers Convention

We held another hugely successful Careers Convention for Year 8 to Upper Sixth students (and families). At this year’s event we had over 45 contributors from the world of work, training organisations and representatives from Further and Higher Education including Teledyne e2v, RSM UK Tax and Accounting Ltd, Anglia Ruskin Medical School and EasyJet Airline Company Ltd. This was a great opportunity for our students to talk to professionals in an informal setting to find out about careers and associated pathways. Students were also invited to attend presentations on the different types of apprenticeships on offer including the new higher and degree apprenticeships and to also hear about the post 16 opportunities Chelmsford College offers.

We were particularly delighted to welcome again the instrumentation company Sensor Coating Systems Ltd who not only regularly support us at our Careers events but also kindly donated a selection of optical equipment to the science department including high quality prisms, lenses and curved mirrors which may find their way into lessons for Year 8, Year 10 and Sixth Form physics, and some interesting solar panels, laser scanners, laser and optical fibers that we hope to use in the upper school. In these times of tight school budgets nationally it is a real treat to receive extra bits of equipment that can inspire and engage our students, and open their eyes to the exciting careers in science and technology. #SensorCoatingSystems https://www.facebook.com/Sensor-Coating-Systems-SCS-1837400119608156

We were also pleased to welcome back to the school ex-student Emma Henderson (formerly Emma Priest 1991) who also participated in this event representing Easy Jet where she works as a Captain.

If you would be interested in participating as an exhibitor next year on Thursday 14th November 2019 we would be delighted to hear from you, please contact Mrs E Tribley at enterprise@aesessex.co.uk