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Innovative work experience week pilot hailed a success

6 February 2020

Students at three schools across Cheshire and Warrington have been participating in work experience like never before. The pilot was designed and delivered by Cheshire and Warrington LEP’s ‘The Pledge’ Partnership.

The experience focused on science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and digital skills and careers and was developed in partnership with schools, colleges, businesses, training providers and higher education with the aim of testing an innovative new approach to traditional work experience formats.
During the pilot weeks, year 10 and 12 students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in different sectors and learn about the variety of career paths open to them once they have completed their studies.

Organisations involved included Bentley Motors, AO.com, Storengy, Rare Earth Digital, Tata Chemicals Europe, Cheshire College South and West, Changing Education, Tablet Academy, Warrington and Vale Royal College, Chester University, DriveWorks, Custerian, Youthfed Security Operations Centre, and the Environment Agency. The organisations worked with The Pledge to deliver talks, activities, training and site tours. The students then finished the week with a workshop focused on developing their CV and participating in mock interviews with the employers.

Read more at: Cheshire and Warrington LEP

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