Cheadle Hulme High School celebrated National Careers Week (NCW) by hosting a range of events for students to get involved in.

NCW aims to help young people discover different career pathways and consider their future aspirations.

Each year group had access to virtual careers fairs in form times where they were able to learn about different sectors and occupations.

Students also listened to ‘My Future Self’ conversations, where CHHS and Laurus Trust staff shared their careers journey and explained how they got to where they are today.

A highlight of the week was the ‘Who Am I?’ event for Year 7 students.

Year 7 were introduced to six visitors from different backgrounds, but weren’t told their professions.

They then had to guess the role of each visitor by asking them about their skills and qualifications.

The visitors’ true roles were revealed in a later assembly where students were able to ask them more about their jobs.

This was a great opportunity for students to consider how the same skills can be applied to different career pathways.

It got them thinking about how their own skills and interests could translate into an exciting career.

We hope National Careers Week inspired students to explore their future options.

If you’d like more careers advice, our Life After Laurus page is full of useful resources and guidance for students and parents/carers.