Turning detective to hunt out careers - The Solihull Observer

Turning detective to hunt out careers

Solihull Editorial 15th Apr, 2024   0

SCHOOL pupils turned ‘job detective’ and interviewed a line-up of anonymous business volunteers to try and guess their roles.

Among the business specialists quizzed by Cockshut Hill School’s year eight pupils were a software engineer, a business analyst, a law associate solicitor, a police officer, a project manager and a legal administrator.

The youngsters were kept guessing throughout, with job roles only being confirmed at the end of the interview.

The school said it was a great opportunity to investigate possible future careers, while challenging workplace stereotypes that some industries and careers might have.

Jason Bridges, principal, Cockshut Hill School, said: “I have really enjoyed hearing about our Year eight super-sleuths and their indefatigable interrogation of the business volunteers – not quitting until they were sure they had identified the job in question.

“I have no doubt that through this enjoyable event they have been able to learn more about these careers and perhaps identify one they would like to pursue in the future.”

The event was by legal firm Pinsent Masons, and organised by the school’s Careers Department and is part of an ongoing programme of support designed to open learners’ eyes to the wide range of options open to them when they leave school.



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