National Careers Week 2024

National Careers Week is an important part of the school calendar, and an integral part of our careers programme. Throughout the week we have welcomed guest speakers in to school offering careers information, advice and guidance to different year groups.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

To start off the week, Shropshire Fire & Rescue joined the Year 7 assembly with our Head of Careers, Mr Hargreaves, fully embracing what it is like to be a fire-fighter at Shropshire Fire & Rescue.
National Careers Week 2024

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service with Head of Careers, Mr Hargreaves

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME)

On Wednesday, Cfn Widdowson-Bishop and Cfn Smith from The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) gave a talk to students in Years 10 – 12 who were considering a career in the Army. They talked about their own career paths, the qualifications they have gained plus the apprenticeships and jobs available. They also discussed all the sports they are involved in and the many opportunities for Adventure Training. Adventure Training opportunities can include skydiving, mountain biking, skiing. There are also many opportunities to travel.

Students enjoyed the practical element of the workshop. Year 11 student Charlie saying “ I enjoyed the army talk today because they made it interactive with being able to build the vehicles. It was also good how they gave us a backstory on what they have done and told us what we are able to do in our time at the army”.

Grace says “Personally, I found it really enjoyable and found out so many interesting things that are in the army that I didn’t realise were there. For example, I had no idea about the mechanical engineering side. I am doing mechanical engineering for my work experience now seeing this is a part of the army. As well as the travelling side, I will definitely either love to have this as my future career or very strongly consider it”.

Year 11 student Calum added “It was an amazing insight into what life could be like if I was to join the Army. The two people who came in were very kind and helpful and it was a good experience to talk to them”.

National Careers Week 2024 at Thomas Adams School - REME talk

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Workshop

National Careers Week 2024
National Careers Week 2024 at Thomas Adams School - REME talk
National Careers Week 2024 at Thomas Adams School - REME talk

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Music in the Military

Thank you to Guy Booth, both a parent and ex-military Musician for coming in and talking to our Year 10 GCSE Music students about the careers and the importance of music in the military.

Hereford, Ludlow and North Shropshire College

On Thursday and Friday, we welcomed representatives from Hereford, Ludlow and North Shropshire College to discuss the new T Levels available to school leavers. T Levels are vocational, technical and hands-on, lasting two years and are equivalent to three A Levels. T-Levels include a mixture of classroom-based learning and industry placements. Students can gain both practical skills and knowledge.

National Careers Work external speaker

Hereford, Ludlow and North Shropshire College Presentation

Careers Fair

Finally, to round-up our Careers Week we are holding a Careers Fair on Friday 15th March in the Stanier Hall. All year groups will have the opportunity to talk to Universities, local employers, training providers and colleges about future opportunities and the world of work.

Overall, National Careers Week has been a great success. We were very fortunate to have some excellent guest speakers who came to school to deliver inspiring talks and offer valuable career advice.

Thank you.

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
SY4 5UB 

01939 237000

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