Our first session was in support of careers week at local school, The Newark Academy. Paul went back to school for the afternoon as a local business ambassador.
Paul shared his workplace experiences and gave a brief outline of his job as a Senior Landscape Architect and the route he took to get there, after taking his GCSE exams.
Paul acted as a guide and mentor for a table of five students during an ‘apprentice project workshop’. Each of the sessions four teams had to allocate themselves roles including project manager, designer, production, negotiator/ buyer and spokesperson to ‘sell their product to Mr Sugar’.
The brief was simple – make something functional and fashionable.
Paul’s team decided on ‘sleepers’ (comfortable speakers to wear whilst you sleep). The team worked well together and delivered a very polished presentation and were just pipped to the investment by a multifunctional kilt!
Ideas4Careers will be undertaking further sessions in schools within the D2N2 area where Influence hope to be involved.
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