02 Nov 2021
We were delighted to host the BBC Bitesize Schools Tour 2021. The theme for this year's tour was Innovation. There is an increasing skills gap appearing in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics sectors (STEAM), which is costing UK businesses an estimated £1.5 billion a year and thousands of jobs to fill. The aim of the Bitesize Schools Tour is to raise awareness of the opportunities available in these sectors to secondary pupils and give them practical advice on how they could pursue a career in this area.
The careers event consisted of a panel of local professionals; Cash (a broadcast journalist and DJ), Penny (a project manager working in VR) and Connie (an aerospace engineer). The panel spoke to students about their career paths, their successes and failures, advice on work experience, and key soft skills for the workplace. There was then a chance for students to ask the panel questions.