Children at a Wrexham primary school had an insight into the world of work during a recent careers event.
Organised by Caia Park and Hightown Communities First, the careers event gave Year 6 children from St Giles School the opportunity to have a glimpse into the world of work through a ‘speed meeting’ event.
A wide variety of employers from a range of local industries were in attendance, including the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Premier Inn, Kellogg’s, Caia Park Health Team, Coleg Cambria, Glyndwr University and JobCentrePlus.
The children also had the chance to talk to professionals from each of the organisations represented to discover the range of careers available with the various employers.
Rachel Cupit, Learning Officer for Caia Park and Hightown Communities First, said: “We always get fantastic support from local businesses at these events. The professionals always thoroughly enjoy it and are impressed by the standard of questions asked by the pupils.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to ask them questions about their jobs, what qualifications are needed to do specific jobs and then to have the university there to ask about the range of courses that are available in their field of interest.”
Robin Ranson, Health Improvement Practitioner for Caia Park Health Team said “We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with the Year 6 classes at St Giles. They were all wonderful little ladies and gentlemen, behaving so enthusiastically and politely. The children thanked us for our time, and shook our hands.
“It was lovely to be asked about our career paths and what our jobs are like. We particularly liked hearing what they all wished to be when they grow up.”
Cllr Michael Williams, Lead Member for Children’s Services and Education, added: “I’m very pleased to see that these children have been given an insight into the working world and their career options at an early age. Navigating a career ladder is likely to become even more complex as these children grow older, so it’s very important that they have the right guidance.
“It’s also very pleasing and encouraging to see the children were as interested as they were in the careers event.”