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Academy students explore apprenticeships with Kirklees Council

Year 9 students of the Academy were given the opportunity to explore future career possibilities offered by apprenticeships when they took part in a workshop led by staff from Kirklees Council.

Sixty students took part in the event through which they were able to discover a variety of job roles available within local government. Staff from the council presented students with career opportunities in joinery, marketing, human resources and plumbing.

The students learnt about these roles when working in groups to complete the challenge of designing a kitchen, suitable for a range of customers with different needs. Within each group the students were required to undertake the duties of one of the specific job roles needed to complete an operational team. These included a team leader, a member in charge of budgets, marketing officer, designer and kitchen fitter. 

The students enjoyed the workshop activities where they were able to learn and put into practise, different employability skills.  They also produced some fabulous kitchen designs.

The event was organised by our Careers Coordinator, Mrs Sinclair, who told us: "It is an absolute joy to welcome guest speakers and events back into the Academy after a difficult couple of years.  The students have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a practical workshop to help develop their skills for the future and learn more about the apprenticeships on offer at Kirklees Council."

The workshop was held as part of Careers education at the Academy and is connected to our Skills for the Future programme which the Academy has in place in all subjects. 

We are extremely grateful to the team from Kirklees Council for providing the workshop for our students at the Academy.