2 February 2023

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In February, our Careers team ran a 'Guess the Employer' event for our Year 7 cohort. Students had the opportunity to speak with eight individuals from a range of business sectors to find out details about their company and their job role. After speaking with all the employers, the students were then asked to make an educated guess as to each person's job title and their company.

The event was a real success, with students all keenly interrogating our guests about their daily tasks, the qualifications they needed, the sorts of people they worked with/for etc. There were many correct and almost correct guesses at the end of the sessions, showing that Year 7 had really listened and thought about what they were hearing.

Our Guess the Employer events are a great way for students to find out more about different jobs and companies, which can help them to plan their own futures. Learning about the qualifications needed for particular job roles also helps students to choose their GCSE options in Year 9.

A huge THANK YOU to all the employers who supported our Year 7 Guess the Employer event:

  • Maddie from Barclays UK
  • Mel from Bentley Motors
  • Aimee from East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • Lucy and Victoria from Hammond McNulty
  • Jason from The Rossendale Trust
  • Oliver from Siemens
  • Sara and Shannan from Tinsdills Solicitors
  • Laura from Visyon

It is always very special to be able to welcome back members of the CHS Alumni to share their own career success with our current cohort. At this particular event we were delighted that former CHS students, Melanie Ashun and Oliver Jennings, were able to talk with Year 7 about their apprenticeship roles at Bentley and Siemens.

These Careers events are such valuable opportunities for our students and we really value the time and support of all these inspirational people and their companies.


Above: Mel Ashun and Oliver Jennings - CHS Alumni


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