By Nina, Year 9
Today, tying into National Careers Week, we have been visited by the National Careers Week bus. We are the only school in the whole of Yorkshire to be visited by the bus.
All year groups have the chance to visit the bus and the team, learning vital information about careers in later life. The team and bus give an insight on what happens after school and into college, and fills you with confidence at the different choices you have.
We spoke with several people. One of these people was Max Hepworth. Although travelling with the team, this is Max’s first time working in different schools. His job is usually centred around 18+, people who are looking for jobs after college.
The title of his job: Careers Coach – the job is in the name. Max points people in the right direction, shaping them for a suitable career, or even just a career change. He said ‘I think NCW would’ve helped me in school, because I was left at 16 wondering what I wanted to do,’ he also spoke about how NCW would have been beneficial, because he would have had the support. In his opinion, NCW has grown hugely.
Another person whom we spoke to, was Helga Cline. Her job in this industry is being the Partnership Coordinator. This basically means in a nutshell, she organises everything, with help, to do with the bus and team.
She also is a Career Advisor, meaning she helps people in deciding what they want to do, and how they can follow that path. ‘Don’t panic,’ was one of the many things Helga said, which fills future applicants with confidence. ‘I haven’t got the numbers, but I think NCW has grown massively.’
As a student, for me personally I think the idea of the NCW bus is a great concept. Not only do we learn information about future careers, colleges, but we also gain advice from people who have already gone through this. Although, yes, we are the only school in Yorkshire to be visited by the NCW bus, pupils from different schools still learn from NCW week, which I think is brilliant.