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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Reading Inspires!

A valuable careers visit for our year 9 students

Reading Inspires!

 

All the Year 9 Students recently attended ‘Reading Inspires!’ which was held in the beautiful Great Hall of the University of Reading.  This event was organised by Business in the Community with business volunteers from Prudential, AWE, Peter Brett Associates, KPMG, Galliford Try, Fujitsu, Centrica, Covea Insurance and also some publishing firms.

Students each had the opportunity to take part in workshops and talk to representatives from  6 companies during the course of the morning.  However the main focus of the event was for them to understand the CBI’s definitions of Employability Skills, and how important these skills are within the workplace. These include: Positive Attitude, Self -Management, Team Working, Problem Solving, Communication and Literacy, Numeracy and Application of Technology.

Transport to and from the event was funded by KPMG and we are grateful for their support

Engineering Construction Industry workshop

Year 9 students also attended a workshop on careers in the Engineering Construction Industry.  Engineering Construction is the process whereby some things are manufactured, such as biscuit wrappers, trainers, light bulbs and so on.  This lively, fun and interactive workshop also talked about different careers paths such as apprenticeships and university.