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Year 5 children inspired about future careers!

March 2017


Primary school children from across Oldham are inspired by businesses and colleges to start thinking about their futures

Around 1000 children from primary schools across Oldham attended the Careers Fair held at Mahdlo Youth Zone, where they had the chance to meet and interact with over 40 businesses, colleges and apprenticeship provides from a variety of sectors.

The event was organised by Oldham Schools Business and Community Hub and Careers and Enterprise specialists Mploy solutions Ltd. and was supported by Oldham Enterprise Trust (OET).

All exhibitors had an interactive activity for the children to really bring to life some of the options, jobs and careers that could be available to them in the future.

Norma Guest, Managing Director of Mploy Solutions, who organised the event, said “its fantastic to see so many primary school children so enthused about future careers and thinking about what skills they need to develop”

Alison Leigh, Headteacher at Delph Primary School and co-leader of the Oldham Schools Business and Community Hub said 'This is a great event. It is incredibly important that Primary School pupils have the opportunity to think about their futures and career aspirations, particularly before they move on to high school and face important decisions about which subjects to pursue. This event meant pupils were able to speak to a great cross-section of people, learning about different careers and educational pathways. Our Year 5 children really enjoyed themselves.'

Caroline Ireland, Headteacher at St Thomas Leesfield Primary School, also co-leader said,

“It is a fantastic opportunity for nine and ten year olds to consider what jobs are out there. They have thoroughly enjoyed the many practical workshops offered today. It has helped the children to think what skills are required.”

Kashif Ashraf from OET, added, “It’s great for OET to be able to support this successful event for another year. Having a real mix of regional and national organisations provides the children with a great opportunity to find out about different jobs and careers, in a fun and interactive way, that could potentially be available to them in the future.”

The event, now in its third year was an overwhelming success and all involved are looking forward to another event next year.

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