There is an increasing need for schools and Colleges to inform children about the whole array of careers available for them when they leave school. Nugent Education provides professionals and tradespeople who come into the school to give short talks on their experiences in their given jobs. They talk through the pro’s and con’s and routes to these positions as well as some funny and interesting stories. This is in the form a short talk followed by a Q and A.
“Robert Halfon, the minister for skills, told a meeting in Parliament this morning that schools were to blame for the skills deficit in England because of their fixation on “university, university, university”, and said good quality advice on apprenticeships and skills in schools was still “very rare”.
The government will unveil plans for its comprehensive careers strategy – which was supposed to be released in the first few weeks of 2016 but is delayed until later this year – on Monday, but Halfon outlined his priorities for the plan at a breakfast for the Careers and Enterprise Company in the House of Lords today.” Ref: schoolsweek.co.uk
University is terrific and we provide talks on careers in nursing as well as occupational therapy and social work and other health care professions. However, there are other trades that can be both satisfying and rewarding such as becoming a plumber, electrician, building trades, artist (music or art), makeup, hair and beauty and HGV lorry driving for example. These are well paid jobs with great earning potential.
There are also less straight forward areas of careers advice relating to starting one’s own small business too! Also, we have people who have had several positions in their life and have changed careers several times for example. Though very common, some young people feel they will have the same job or career for life which is not necessarily true. In fact, its commonplace to change these days.
Many public, independent private schools offer this kind of opportunity but less so in Grammar schools and State-funded schools.
Doing talks is only an occasional opportunity for most of our speakers so many don’t have a DBS, though this should not preclude them from delivering a talk as long as they are accompanied by a member of staff in the school or College (F.E setting).
This is a great opportunity for teenagers and young adults to know what’s out there and is interesting for them; even those who aren’t interested in that particular career to get an inside account of the world of work, not only from their parents. We look forward to hearing from you!