Careers Week 2022

At Horizon we like to think that every week is Careers Week but the official week is always the first week in March. This year it was fantastic to be able to invite businesses back into the school to engage with our students face to face rather than the virtual experiences we have been delivering over the last 2 years. The theme this year was “It’s all about you” which is our approach to our students’ advice and guidance. From Y7 to Y11 it is important that our students are given as much information as possible and the opportunities to explore their options; and not just their post 16 options, but their post 18 and long term career options.

The Careers Team have been developing subject guides and we used these as a basis to signpost students to different careers and skills linked to subjects around the college. Students were involved in the week in workshops, activities and we also presented to every year group in their assemblies including sharing this great video focusing on the world of work for 2030 and the ambitious programmes for Barnsley that they will be a part of. Barnsley 2030  We also highlighted careers within the College itself from Teacher to Operations Director. Throughout the week we had businesses coming into the Careers Café at lunch including local companies Masonite, Berneslai Homes and Naylor.

Our departmental signposting is staying as it has provided great talking points and really has started our students and staff thinking about careers paths and skills.