More than fifty ambitious sixth-formers from ten West Midlands schools joined the country’s top employers at Arthur Terry School yesterday (Thursday 22nd February) to discover the do’s and don’ts, regarding degree level apprenticeships and other school leaver routes.
The Pathway CTM (Careers, Training & Mentoring) Skills Day took place between 11am and 3pm with Jaguar Land Rover, BT, IBM, BDO, PWC, EY, IBM, Accenture, NHS and Microsoft all represented.
Students took part in workshops addressing the main barriers to employment faced by sixth-formers including, ‘Social Media Influence’, ‘Interview Styles’ and ‘Psychometrics’.
After a free Dominos pizza lunch, sixth formers were able to liaise with current apprentices, graduates and employees of all the companies during an ‘Ask the Ambassador’ break out afternoon.
Alex Zarifeh, Director of Sixth Form, i/c Year 12, said: “As Pathway CTM’s lead school in the Birmingham and West Midlands region, we were delighted to host some of the country’s leading employers. Both Arthur Terry sixth formers and students from across Birmingham had an unparalleled opportunity to network and connect with these leading degree apprenticeship and school leaver providers. The half-term skills day represents just one of weekly opportunities our sixth formers are able to access thanks to our partnership with Pathway CTM.”