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Arrow Talks to Students at School Careers Fair

By Amanda | 28-01-2016

Year 7 and 8 pupils from Colne Valley High School were introduced to the world of industry today when they attended a careers fair organised by their peers, a group of Year 10 pupils. 

Year 7 and 8 pupils from Colne Valley High School were introduced to the world of industry today when they attended a careers fair organised by their peers, a group of Year 10 pupils. The careers day was designed to introduce a range of different industries and local companies to the young students to help them identify possible roles for themselves for the future.

Setting out their stalls were companies including Arrow Self Drive from Linthwaite, Pepapmint Media, Elephant Driving Instructors amongst others. A range of jobs were highlighted from administration to mechanics, engineering and social media consultancy.

Amanda Crowther, Marketing Executive for Arrow Self Drive said. “ It is crucial that local businesses such as ours begin to engage with young people in this stage of their development and that we present a range of realistic options for them to consider. We are a family run independent company and as such hope to inspire a new generation of employees. Many of our staff joined us via our apprenticeship scheme and most of them remain part of our team for years. That is just the kind of workforce we like to nurture; local, loyal, and skilled. It is good for our youth, out future employment and good for our business.”

Mrs Bobbie Murray, Year 9 Achievement Co-ordinator, said. “ We are delighted with the event today. It was encouraging to see so many businesses in school and in direct conversation with our students about their future potential. Our students at this age have little real knowledge about what opportunities are out there; events such as this are a rare chance for our students to make contact with businesses and find out which companies do what and how they themselves might ultimately become part of those businesses. We are so grateful to all the companies who have taken the time and effort to come in today and explain what they do and what jobs they can offer to young people. They have all offered their time and expertise voluntarily and personally I cannot thank them enough for providing such a dynamic and informative day for our students. Actually engaging students on a one to basis has inspired and motivated our Year 7s and 8s more than any classroom based teaching could ever do.”


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