Students at Norham High School in North Shields were helped to choose the right path to their future careers.
Three staff volunteers from Capita, the North East’s largest multi-disciplinary consultancy, took part in Young Enterprise’s ‘Path 2 Success’ event at the school.
The aim was to help the students understand the possible routes to jobs and careers that they will find interesting and rewarding.
Forty-eight Year 10 pupils took part in the interactive session, which included a quiz, board game and job hunt. Capita staff worked with the pupils throughout the sessions and shared their own career journeys.
Capita has a corporate charity partnership with Young Enterprise, which aims to empower young people to discover, develop and celebrate their skills and potential.
Ruth Watson, North East Area Manager for Young Enterprise, said: “We were incredibly lucky to have some fantastic volunteers from Capita to support the event.
“The students really enjoyed hearing about their different paths to success and how they come to their roles in Capita, as they thought about their own.”
Michelle McBeth, a Trainee Quantity Surveyor within Capita’s Construction team, was one of those who volunteered for the event.
She said: “It was a pleasure to spend some time with the students at Norham High School, looking at the types of jobs that may be suited to them and the available pathways. I hope it has given them food for thought about their future careers and how they get there.”