Teenagers get a taste of career options

November 08 2016

STUDENTS from a number of South Gloucestershire secondary schools and academies got a taste of their future employment prospects at the annual Ambitions careers event.

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STUDENTS from a number of South Gloucestershire secondary schools and academies got a taste of their future employment prospects at the annual Ambitions careers event.

It was held at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College’s WISE Campus in Stoke Gifford last month and gave the teenagers access to 120 local and national employers along with staff from colleges and universities. 

Ambitions is organised by South Gloucestershire Council, the University of the West of England and South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) and has been running for nine years.

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Councillor Erica Williams, pictured,  attended the event.

She said: “Ambitions is an inspiration for young people and equips them with the essential skills and knowledge needed to compete for a job in the many cutting-edge industries which have a base in South Gloucestershire.”

Johnny Walker, Head of Schools Engagement at SGS College, added: “South Gloucestershire and Stroud College were pleased to be the hosts 'Ambitions 2016' at their WISE campus this year for the first time, having been partners of this flagship event from its inception in 2008.  It was a delight to hear many  South Glos students gasping with amazement at the talents of tap dancers  showcasing their talent for London’s West End stages, or  going hands-on  operating  a drone for the Royal Air Force. More than 2,000 students are returning to schools after half term with a better grasp of what GCSE and post 16 subject choices to study in pursuit of new-found career possibilities.”