Thank you – Alford Academy Careers Evening

Thank you – Alford Academy Careers Evening

Yesterday evening Alford Academy hosted a Careers Evening for its Young People.

The event was a massive success and an invaluable experience for the young people, parents / carers and staff of Alford Academy.

The feedback has been fantastic and having 54 different organisations in one building showcased to the Young People what is on offer to them here in the North East of Scotland and beyond.

Head Teacher Angela Wotherspoon said “It was great to see over 50 organisations with over 100 delegates represents at our first careers fair in 4 years. The support from the community was outstanding with pupils, parents and staff visiting the exhibitors and being able to see what is available post school for our learners.

Delegates were delighted with the organisation, hospitality and attendance at the event. It was great to see our young people, parents/carers talking and engaging with the exhibitors. It was also fantastic to see our young people being such good ambassadors and helping the exhibitors and visitors to our school get the best experience on the evening.

It was a real team effort from all our staff, especially Romana Richards, DYW Employer School Coordinator, Stuart Cookson, DHT and our fantastic support team of technicians, office staff, janitors and catering team.

There was a real buzz in the air and we are delighted to be hosting events like this again”.

A pupil said – “The career evening was fantastic. There were so many different employers and universities/colleges to visit and speak about potential pathways. I really enjoyed talking to people who came in, to find out about their jobs and how I could get into that field. There were so many different stalls which covered many different sectors. We really enjoyed the evening”.

Thank you to everyone who came to support the Careers Evening.  We hope to build on this event in future years. Please  Click Here to provide feedback.

These events would not be possible without the support of employers and the organisations they represent.  Thank you to our exhibitors for giving up their valuable free time to make the event such a brilliant, worthwhile, and memorable experience for all involved.  I would like to thank the following organisations for their support and attendance last night.

1.       Aberdeenshire Council – Health and Social Care
2.       Aberdeenshire Council – Foundation Apprenticeships
3.       Aberdeenshire Council – Resourcing Team
4.       Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
5.       Acumen Financial Planning
6.       Alford Golf Club
7.       Anderson, Anderson & Brown LLP
8.       Armed Forces Careers
9.       Baker Hughes
10.    Boskalis Subsea Services
11.    Bristow Helicopters Limited
12.    Cairngorms National Park Authority
13.    Chloe’s Kitchen Creations
14.    Circle Health Group
15.    CNR International
16.    Co-op
17.    Country Flavours
18.    Countryside Learning Scotland
19.    Dean’s of Huntly Limited
20.    DYW North East
21.    Expro North Sea Ltd
22.    FES FM
23.    Grampian Moorland Group
24.    Heriot – Watt University
25.    Kirkwood Homes Ltd
26.    Mackie’s of Scotland
27.    Morven Vet
28.    NHS Grampian
29.    Nicol of Skene
30.    North East of Scotland College
31.    North Link Ferries
32.    Peterson UK LTD
33.    Pipeline Technique
34.    Police Scotland
35.    Port of Aberdeen
36.    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
37.    River Dee Trust
38.    Robert Gordon University
39.    Royal Air Force (RAF)
40.    Royal Navy Careers Service
41.    Scottish Ambulance Service
42.    Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
43.    Skills Development Scotland
44.    SPE Aberdeen and Energy Institute
45.    Stonehouse Sales and Lettings
46.    Subsea7
47.    TauRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd
48.    Technip FMC
49.    Total Energies
50.    University of Aberdeen
51.    W & W Mackie Ltd
52.    Wood PLC
53.    Young Smile Dental Care
54.    KNC Groundworks


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