Students in Year 7 at The Radclyffe School enjoyed a practical introduction to the world of work, with a day of workshops, hands on experiments and plenty of learning.
Employers as diverse as construction giant Balfour Beatty, the NHS, and electrical contractors Barlows visited the school.
Alongside hearing from employers, the young people also learned real world skills such as first aid and financial literacy. Add in an introduction to further study at Oldham College or Oldham Sixth Form and the children had a very full picture of the options available to them.
From interactive video presentations on using technology in space, to discovering how to correctly wire plugs and sockets, the students found out so much about careers they could be starting in a few years.
Careers lead Katie Parkinson said, “Our Industry days ensure our students gain an insight into the world of work, and have the opportunity to meet different employers. They develop key skills to thrive beyond The Radclyffe School. We are very grateful to all the organisations who continue to support our careers provision, and help make our industry days a success”.