We are very keen to engage with businesses and employers to help us inform and educate students about the local and national employment opportunities. Students have enjoyed visits from the police force and fire service as well as an online tour of an Amazon depot. We are always happy to talk to businesses about the work they do or to allow employers to come into school, government restrictions allowing, to meet our students and talk to them about their future aspirations.
This links directly with Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with Employers and Employees, and Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Experiences of Workplaces. We provide many opportunities for businesses to interact with students: World of Work days, Mock Interviews, Employability Skills workshops, presentations, work experience, small group work etc.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Dr Hazel Gering, Assistant Head – Careers Leader - HGering@riversidemeadows.cambs.sch.uk.