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Businesses invited to Breakfast with the Professionals event

Posted on: 21/11/2018

Northampton International Academy is inviting businesses to offer support and advice to pupils to help them prepare for the world of work.

The school will be hosting a ‘Breakfast with the Professionals’ event on Tuesday 27th November from 8am to 9.30am and is encouraging local companies to come along.

Evidence shows that the more schools involve local industry experts, the better students grasp the realities of where their subjects fit into the future world of work.

How can businesses help?

People are being asked to share their skills, knowledge and interesting life stories with  students and staff by:

  • Being part of a series of breakfast career talks
  • Inviting small targeted groups of students to visit their workplace
  • Working with staff to enhance the curriculum
  • Supporting enterprise days and Dragons Den style events
  • Being an industry link to support the sixth form curriculum, including law, engineering, arts, finance and economics   
  • Offering a specialist talk within lessons to support pupils' studies

What will businesses gain from taking part?

  • Employers are concerned that students do not have the skills required to do entry level jobs. This is an opportunity to change that
  • It’s a chance to cherry pick and develop their own youth programmes for the future.
  • It can support award entries including sustainability programmes and Investors in People awards
  • It will contribute towards their corporate social responsibility work
  • It’s a great opportunity to add something to their own CV
  • They simply want to share their skills with the younger generation   

Anyone who would like to find out more can contact Karen Betty at Northampton International Academy by emailing:

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