Year 9 DACA Careers Event
The Careers Department took the whole of Year 9 to the HIVE Enterprise BWD Careers Event hosted by DACA, as part of the National Careers Week. Pupils had the opportunity to spend the afternoon talking to a range of employers from many sectors including finance, health service, construction, manufacturing, engineering, retail, sport, science, creative, volunteering and the forces. Pupils were able to have direct one-to-one conversations with employers about their sector and possible careers/apprenticeships. The employers were drawn for the local Blackburn with Darwen area so that pupils could start to make direct links for the future. The aim was to provide impartial, good quality CEIAG that demonstrates to pupils the career opportunities that are available in Blackburn and Darwen whilst supporting business in their future skills needs. The event gave pupils an insight into what career they may choose and therefore assist in their educational development. It was an excellent event and there were very many positive comments from the pupils and many questions to stimulate future careers discussions.