As part of Woolston Brooks Career Pathway Programme a student from year 11 has participated in a work placement with Balfour Beatty. He has been part of the Industrial Cadet Scheme which supports young people into the construction industry through shadowing various professionals. This week he has developed his knowledge of various trades and has shown a keen interest in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying.

The student has demonstrated the ability to adapt to various situations and shown many skills and attributes companies require in the 21st century. The feedback from the staff at the Burtonwood Road widening project has been exemplary which is a really positive outcome for the moving forward into further, higher education and employment.

This term a number of pupils have been doing work placements as part of their Career Pathway Programme. During the experience they gained a valuable insight into the world of work which will prepare them for their next steps post 16.
At St Rocco’s Hospice they spent 4 weeks as a mentor on the RocOn Project. The role was to support groups of year 3 pupils from Woolston C of E Primary exploring being part of the wider community. Our pupils assisted leading the group activities, drawing out thoughts, ideas and opinions from them. To gain more of an understanding our pupils helped them to make gratitude jars and created amazing pebbles with a personal and inspiring message to share in different parts of the community.

Other students worked alongside the coaches at the Wolves Foundation delivering rugby to various primary schools in Warrington over 2 weeks. They were a real asset to the coaching team and showed initiative and creativity to ensure each pupil in the sessions manged to participate whatever their skill level or ability.
James Johnson the Community Rugby League Coach from the Wolves Foundation has invited them to assist in the Rugby Festival involving all the Primary schools in Warrington. They have demonstrated many skills and characteristics that will benefit any future employer.

The feedback from the employers was exemplary, commenting on their commitment, enthusiasm and ability to adapt to different situations in a mature and professional way.