Event helps Morpeth youngsters decide their future

24 April 2018

More than 100 pupils, aged 12-13 from Year 8, from Newminster Middle School visited AIS Connect’s 20-acre industrial training village on North Tyneside to learn about the many career options available to them when they leave school. As well as careers’ talks from business ambassadors, students met employers from industries such as construction, legal services, armed forces and the police force to find out about the wide range of job roles and what careers this could lead to in the future. They were also taken on tours of AIS’s facilities to give them an insight into real working environments and the training required to get into industry.
Headteacher at Newminster Middle School, Liz Kinninment said: “It is fantastic to be given the opportunity by AIS to bring our Year 8 students to an off-site career conference.
“At Newminster we’re committed to getting students to think about what they might want to do for a job in the future from a very early stage. Being able to offer our students the opportunity to experience a live working environment like this is invaluable. The experience certainly opened their eyes to the possibilities available and will hopefully help inspire their future career choices.”
Charlie Guthrie, marketing manager at AIS said: “We were delighted to welcome everyone to this Careers Conference. Inspiring people and helping them progress in their careers is something we do day-in, day-out so it was great to give pupils from Newminster School the chance to learn more about what’s available to them in the future if they work hard. We hope they went away believing the world is their oyster and anything is possible.”
For more information on AIS Connect or to visit the facilities please contact (0191) 341 0250 or email traineeships@ais-conect.co.uk
"Being able to offer our students the opportunity to experience a live working environment like this is invaluable."