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Spotlight on careers options for students at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech





Future professions, further and higher education were all on the agenda for students at a town academy when it hosted a careers fair.

Local companies joined universities and the armed forces at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech to offer a range of future options for the group ranging from Year 8 to Year 11.

The College of West Anglia brought along a giant African land snail to meet students - he is part of the CWA family at its Cambridge campus which offers a variety of courses on animal care.

Thomas Clarkson sixth formers with head of sixth form Alison Hornby. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Thomas Clarkson sixth formers with head of sixth form Alison Hornby. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media

Local companies included Knowles Transport, which had some great prizes on offer throughout the event.

Sharon Smith, careers leader, said it was enjoyed by everyone and it was great to see so many students interacting with the exhibitors.

“Some were very generous and offered prize draws, including Amazon vouchers and confectionery.

Kelly Kitchener and Courtney Masterson of the College of West Anglia. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Kelly Kitchener and Courtney Masterson of the College of West Anglia. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media

“We are very grateful for the continued support from employers, training providers, colleges and universities”, she added.

Parents and carers were also invited for the first time, with an afternoon session made available so they could also take a closer look at potential next steps.

The Year 10 students also took part in a week of work experience before the half term break and the 200-strong group did themselves proud.

Luke Byron and Alex Meads from the College of West Anglia. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Luke Byron and Alex Meads from the College of West Anglia. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Dean Hill from Knowles Transport presents a model lorry. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Dean Hill from Knowles Transport presents a model lorry. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media

Richard Scott, Principal of the school, said: “It was great to hear such positive feedback from the students and their employers when visits were made by academy staff.

“Many of the students expressed their desire to remain on placement, as they were enjoying their time so much, and some have secured part time employment in the holidays or in the future.

Students with representatives from Knowles. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Students with representatives from Knowles. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Kelly Kitchener holding the Giant African Land Snail. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media
Kelly Kitchener holding the Giant African Land Snail. Picture credit: Ian Burt/Barking Dog Media

“Overall, the feedback from employers has been amazing.”



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