Academy students ready for the world of work

ACADEMY students get an insight into the world of construction
ACADEMY students get an insight into the world of construction

STUDENTS from Bulwell Academy have received glowing reports from local employers after completing work placements as part of the school’s innovative Employment Intelligence programme.

The initiative is designed to give year-ten pupils an insight into the world of work and help them pinpoint skills needed to forge strong careers.

During the placements, which began last September, students were assessed by employers. Feedback revealed that 97% of students had good-to-excellent timekeeping, 71% had good-to-excellent problem-solving abilities and 68% were deemed to be good or excellent at teamworking.

Alison Bingham, director of business and enterprise at the academy, said: “We are extremely proud of what the students have achieved.”

She added: “We’ve received fantastic support from the local business community, which has helped our students on their individual paths. The report has shown just how constructive it is for students to get hands-on, practical experience.”

n OUR PHOTO shows academy pupils Victoria Bagnall (left) and Rebecca Wood learning the basics of a career in construction.