On Thursday 4th December, Sharples School hosted a careers networking event with more than 30 external volunteers. All Year 9's took part with the aim of broadening their knowledge of career opportunities in preparation for their upcoming options choices in January.

Pupils worked in groups of 3 interviewing volunteers for 4 minutes at a time. They questioned the volunteers on training and qualifications as well as asking what level of pay would be available in their profession and how much they enjoyed their jobs.

Professions represented on the day included: pilot, accountant, aerospace engineer, entrepreneurs and police officers. All volunteers were extremely positive about pupils’ conduct and behaviour. Steph Jolly, a nurse at Bolton Royal Hospital, said: “The pupils gave an extremely good impression of the school.” Steve Rossington, a lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Salford, said: “All students were polite and engaged well with the volunteers.”

Overall, the event was a great success for all involved!


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