Some of the region’s leading businesses and education providers gathered at the David Nieper Academy in Alfreton to take part in the Academy’s annual careers fair, and to launch the start of a brand-new year of extended career support for students.
The fair was packed with opportunities for students to learn about jobs, apprenticeships, university and college places. Along with the Academy’s employer partners – Owen Taylor, Bowmer and Kirkland and Alfreton Leisure Centre, students from all year groups had the chance to talk to businesses including Wildgoose Construction, Future Housings and Mansfield Community Football.
In further education students had the opportunity to talk to representatives from Derby University, Sheffield Hallam University, Bilborough College and the National College Nottingham.
Now in its fourth year, the Academy is making employability a major focus for 2020 and taking its career service to the next level by adding employability lessons to the curriculum.
KS3 students (aged 11-14) will soon embark upon a newly developed, bespoke employability skills curriculum that they will experience across the entire academic year. This will be a series of real-life problems that students will have to solve through a huge variety of exciting tasks that will develop the transferable skills required for any workplace.