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National Careers Week

This week it has been National Careers Week.  As a school careers is embedded throughout our curriculum from Early Years all the way through to Post 16! As part of National Careers Week we launched a programme to support this even further called JED. JED is a job database to explore the World of Work.  It has searches, quizzes, words, pictures and videos to help our learners find out more about many different jobs within a variety of sectors!


This week learners in Post 16 joined forces with Bristol Works and took part in a virtual behind the scenes tour of Waitrose in Henleaze.  Learners were able to see how products arrive at the supermarket at the loading bay and how the different types of products are stored before they make their way to the shop floor.  Following this initial session the group took part in a live Q&A session with Waitrose to ask questions to find out more about the retail sector!  Post 16 also had a live virtual encounter with The Bell Group construction company.  Our learners heard from and asked questions to members of the company as well as from the apprentices themselves to learn about how they got to where they are now.


We’ve got plenty more exciting World of Work activities lined up in the coming weeks including virtual experiences with Chester Zoo’s Aquarium Keeper, Bristol Robins, Fleet Services (mechanics), Avon Wildlife Trust and within the catering sector!


To find out more about our Careers programme click here!