We are always actively looking to secure partnerships, work experience placements and talks to broaden our students understanding of the opportunities available to them. We believe that it is essential that all of our students have meaningful exposure to businesses and employers in order to enhance their understanding of potential career routes when leaving school. We therefore run a range of events throughout the academic year which we need volunteers from either local education providers and/or local businesses these events include, but are not limited to:

  • Key Stage 4 and 5 Careers Fair
  • Year 10 Mock Interviews
  • Small group, meet the pro talks
  • Assemblies about Apprenticeships and vocational education pathways
  • Speed Networking
  • Key Stage 5 Gap Year talks
  • And we are open to other possibilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature in the Careers section of the library which is available to all students at lunch and break times.

If you would like to find out more about these events or would be interested in volunteering your time, please contact Caroline Knox: caroline.knox@riddlesdown.org. In your email, please state which event or events you could help out with.