A look into the future for students on PHSE day

Engineering, medicine, software development; satellite communications and risk assessment – just some of the areas explored by students at Camborne Science and International Academy last week.

On Tuesday 5th February, CSIA hosted its Careers Fair, “designed to bring the world of work to students enabling them to discuss employment opportunities with a wide range of employers.”  From local employers such as Feadon Farm and the Eden Project, to multinational corporations such as Avanti Communications and KPMG, students were given a real snapshot of how fast-moving and exciting the world of work can be.

“It was an absolutely fantastic day and our students left feeling inspired having discovered an array of exciting career paths” commented Susan Gellatly, Head of Careers. “We had over 35 employers at our event and the variety of different exhibitors was very diverse, so students had a real understanding into what opportunities lie ahead.  Interactive stands, including mobile phone retina scans and programming a Tesla using code were really well received. Students were able to see technological advances in a range of industries in Cornwall and beyond.”

“Our students’ aspirations are our priority. The Fair and the workshops on offer across the school were designed around their requests for employer encounters. With so many businesses and organisations involved, our Careers Fair inspires students of all interests and abilities. They were able to network with employers to secure work experience placements and higher-level apprenticeships as well as exploring the wide range of degree courses on offer from universities and employers.”

Feedback from students indicated that the Fair opened their eyes to new possibilities.

“It was such a fantastic experience as I had the opportunity to talk about my interest in astronomy and satellites with a local employer. The future of the space industry in Cornwall really excites me.” said Dylan in Year 9.

“We are aware of the developments in the labour market in Cornwall. The opportunity to network with employers and share our aspirations of moving onto university and study those fields was brilliant” said Maya in Year 13.

“The aim of the Careers Fair is to enable our young people to make educated decisions about their future careers and give various businesses and organisations the chance to showcase what’s on offer” commented Ian Kenworthy, Principal at CSIA. “The event not only broadens their horizons and raises their ambitions, but also allows students to have valuable conversations and forge connections with potential employers and universities. We’re delighted that it was such a success.”

Participating organisations included: Avanti Communications, KPMG, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Cornwall Fire Service, Coastline Housing, Careers 4 U, Babcock International, Cornwall Care, Dynamo Healthcare, Medical Mavericks, SERCO Defense, Get In Cornwall, Coodes Solicitors, Cornwall Council, Corserv Ltd, Coachmakers, Hospitality Table, Feadon Farm, Pendennis Shipyard, Nexus, Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science, CSIA’s VI Form Academy, 3D Kernow, DBS Music, Cornwall College, Duchy College, Falmouth Marine School, Falmouth University, Royal Navy/ Marines, The Army, University of Exeter, National Citizenship Service, Next Steps Cornwall, Plymouth University Medical Dental, EBP, Midas Construction, RG Kellow Ltd and Software Cornwall.

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