Inspiring the next generation

Published: 12 March 2019


Students completed fun taster tasks as they learned about possible future careers during a world of work showcase.

Slough Borough Council and Learning to Work invited companies to showcase their industry to the students of Haybrook College Trust as students prepare for life after schooling.

The council’s repairs and maintenance service partner Osborne Property Services was among the organisations who attended so pupils had an insight into the world of construction.

Haybrook College Trust, Burnham Lane, is committed to supporting the educational and personal development of young people with complex social and emotional needs in Slough and surrounding areas.

The Trust offers students personalised teaching and learning pathways that will enable them to achieve both academically and socially, with the aim of making the student feel like a valued member of society.

Students took part in a variety of workshops to meet and engage with employers and find out about career options.

There were various businesses in attendance at the event, including The Army and the National Health Service.

Osborne delivered an ice breaker activity, followed by an interview quiz encouraging the students to think about interview techniques. The students then took part in an interactive activity where they had to work together as a team.

Sahera Tariq, Client Services Co-ordinator at Slough Borough Council and Neal Allison, Community Investment Manager at Osborne Property Services who supported the event said the session inspired many students to think about their own career possibilities and what opportunities are available within the industry.

Sahera said: “This was a great opportunity for young people to see the possibilities available to them after completion of their education, and for our partnership to be able to invest in the community.”

Neal said: “It is important that we build strong relationships with schools and inform young people of the different careers which are available.”

Learning to Work is a local organisation that links businesses with education to help prepare young people for the workplace.