Malet Lambert School in Hull have been huge supporters of National Careers Week (NCW) since it’s inception, with Assistant Head Stephen Logan acting as a Regional Ambassador for the campaign.
NCW is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.
NCW encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities. Once again, Malet Lambert School has certainly risen to this challenge with a week of activity including:
- Year 7 Soap Challenge with Enterprise Box
- Hull Ready Hub Aspiration and Ambition Day
- Year 9 Careers Digital Project with Engaging Education
- Careers Fair
- STEM challenge with pharmaceuticals company RB
- Inspiration & Motivation from The Fix Up Team
Today’s activities saw the #RBSBizBus and teams from RBS and The National Careers Service spending the day at the school with groups of students, including BBC School Report young journalists, having the opportunity to meet the teams, analyse their own skills and hear from inspirational speakers.
Madalaine Leviston, Market & Attraction Consultant at RBS said: “Our roles can be quite office based so it’s nice to get out into schools and speak to young people. I wish when I was at school, my careers advisor had encouraged me to be a careers advisor!”
Students were encouraged to analyse their own skills in a fast-paced, arcade game style. Year 10 student Victoria Byelova’s results showed that she was a ‘Strategic Analyst’, a innovative, organised, strategic thinker with a natural talent for solving problems. Victoria reflected: “I wouldn’t have thought that about me. I don’t really think about my individual skills and what they might lead me to.”