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Cockshut Hill students hear from the Bank of England

Cockshut Hill School hosted an excellent speaker from the Bank of England as part of National Careers Week.  Fraser West – a policy analyst at the Financial Stability Directorate, was born and bred in Yardley, Birmingham.  He delivered a presentation to Year 9 students about the different careers available in banking and finance, during which he discussed his own educational experiences, his pathway into the Bank of England and his current role.  Fraser also outlined the variety of opportunities that are available working at the Bank of England and spoke about the importance of GCSEs and gaining qualifications in order to be able to pursue these.  Students were then able to ask a whole host of questions. 

National Careers Week ran from the 7th to the 12th of March and is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK.  The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.  Also, as part of National Careers Week a select group of Year 11 students who were unsure about their future, visited Solihull College and University Centre to help them decide their next steps.  Students were shown an array of courses they have access too.

At Cockshut Hill School, we strive to provide an outstanding careers provision for all students.  We want to raise aspirations, widen exploration of extra-curricular opportunities, enable students to gain insight to the world of work and equip students with the employability skills they will need to succeed in the future.”

Jason Bridges – Principal