Job lot at academy

Pupils at Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Academy had a taste of the future on Thursday when representatives from a host of local businesses joined a careers convention.

A total of 15 stalls promoting everything from careers in engineering to working with farm livestock and construction filled the school’s theatre.

Year 8 pupils at the Thomas Clarkson Accademy taking part in a Careers convention Richard Park from Anglian Water

Year 8 pupils at the Thomas Clarkson Accademy taking part in a Careers convention Richard Park from Anglian Water

Years 8, 11, 12 and 13 were able to browse the stands during the school day and discuss the various job opportunities with representatives from companies such as Anglian Water, which has a special partnership with the Academy aimed at raising 
aspirations, Luminus which runs the Ferry Project, MWH construction, Tin Fish a marketing and communications agency and Bright Crop which offers apprenticeships in agriculture and animal care.

There were also representatives from colleges and universities, including Anglia Ruskin and Peterborough Regional College, who could outline the various options in further education.

The year groups were chosen as Year 8s will be deciding on the GCSE options, while Year 11s will be deciding on what they want to do after GCSEs and Years 12 and 13 will looking at post A-level options.

The careers convention was also open after school to allow parents and other year groups to take advantage of the event.