YEAR 12 VISIT TO SKY ACADEMY - MARCH 17, 2016
Year 12 aiming Sky-high!
When Sky opened their Careers Lab in early 2015, our sixth form students were amongst the first to benefit from the state of the art facilities at the Sky campus in Osterley. We quickly incorporated attendance of the Sky Careers Lab into the year 12 careers education programme. So it was that the Sky Academy team welcomed us for our, now annual, visits on 11 and 14 March.
As well as meeting vital role models in their first jobs after school and university, students had their eyes opened to a huge range of potential jobs and careers through the studio tour and interactive ‘Sky Careers Wall’.
In afternoon team building activities the students developed their ‘soft’, transferable skills such as creative thinking, collaboration and communication; so essential for the world of work. Students really value the ongoing relationship with Sky after their day at the lab.
Access to the online careers portal and email updates about the many work experience, job and apprenticeship opportunities, keep the young people involved with this major local employer throughout the sixth form and beyond.
Highlights on this year’s trips include: a view of the newsroom just as Steve McClaren’s sacking at Newcastle broke, rubbing shoulders with Jamie Rednapp, and inspirational talks from radio DJs Angie Greaves, Christian O’Connell and Richie Firth. Elizabeth Lawrence, Head of Careers, 17 March 2016
SKY ACADEMY VISIT - VIDEO GALLERY