Another inspiring careers event for high school

Representatives from Northern Powergrid at the King Edward's Inspires event.
Representatives from Northern Powergrid at the King Edward's Inspires event.

Morpeth students were put into direct contact with employers from across the region at the second staging of a big careers-related event.

Following the success of the inaugural King Edward’s Inspires initiative last year, more than 50 businesses, organisations and higher education institutions recently came along to the school to inform and advise.

Many pupils from Years 11 and 12 attended. They spoke to the representatives at the stalls that were set up in various halls and rooms to find out more about the opportunities available, including apprenticeships and courses.

There were also presentations from some of the delegates on topics such as routes into a particular career, how to survive on a budget and setting up your own business.

The businesses, organisations and institutions involved included Aldi, Carillion, Deloitte, Heighley Gate, Nestle, Newcastle University, Northern Powergrid and Northumbria Police.

Paul Johnson, acting assistant headteacher at King Edward VI School, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with how it went and many of the delegates said they will return for the 2016 event.

“The feedback from the parents who filled in the questionnaire has been very positive.

“The information and advice that students received during the evening will be very useful when it comes to their UCAS or apprenticeship applications and I think quite a few of them will sign up for the National Citizen Service initiative.”