Talking careers at Plymstock School

Our Learning and Development Team were at Plymstock School Careers Fair last week talking to students about their futures.

Danni Houston and Felicity Gaskell met with students between the ages of 12 and 17 to talk them through the options that are available when they leave school – including training, apprenticeships and full time employment.

We have a wide range of job roles available at PCH and we spent the day explaining the different roles available. One of the people we caught up with was Eva, 17 who completed her work experience with our HR Team.

Eva said: “It’s been an interesting day talking to all of the different organisations who have come to the school to see us today. I really enjoyed my work experience at PCH and it confirmed for me the path that I want to take. I want to make sure that I am qualified in Human Resources and one of the best ways for me to make that happen is to find an HR apprenticeship.

“That’s just one of the apprenticeships that PCH offer so I will be keeping an eye out on the website as it was a great place to work and everyone made me feel really welcome.”

Danni Houston, Learning and Development Coordinator said: “It’s important that we come to these events to talk to students because they don’t always understand the range of options that are available to them when they complete their studies.

“A lot of the time the students have a vague idea of what they want to do because they like the sound of it, but it’s important to try and give them more detail and perhaps hands on experience of what their chosen career entails to see if it is the best fit for them.”

Tiffanie Rickard, Careers Advisor at Plymstock School said: “I want to thank everyone who attended our Careers Far and futures Event. The introduction of running a whole day was a huge success, our students found the advice and information provided both interesting and extremely helpful as they start to consider their future career paths and the feedback from all the students was wonderful to hear.

“In fact one of our Year 9 students left the Careers Fair and was overhead by a member of staff saying “That was the best 20 minutes of my life!” I have also had parents ring me asking for further details of employers and organisations as their child has gone home full of excitement!”