Major buzz at the Hazeley Academy

Friday 12th July saw Major David Bradley, who commanded Company B 4th Armoured Brigade in Iraq, meeting students and staff from the Hazeley Academy and Stantonbury Schools along with over 35 businesses at a Business Breakfast. Major Bradley, who spent four years in rehabilitation after being severely injured in Iraq, talked about choices that young people have over their future.

The Business Breakfast, which gave the pupils from Years 10 and 12 the chance to engage with local businesses to understand the skills needed for the world of work, was followed by a set of career workshops organised by the Hazeley Academy.  The day was part of Business in the Community’s flagship education programme Business Class, a UK-wide strategic approach to business engagement with schools, with 232 partnerships across the country including four in Milton Keynes.  The event was funded by UKCES. 

“Too often young people think that their decisions have no impact on their life; that it is out of their hands.  The decisions we face and the choices we make matter if we want to have an influence on how our lives turn out; we need to understand this”, said Major Bradley.

“The partnership has been extremely positive. We have achieved so much within just one year!” said Mark Bennison, Principal of Hazeley Academy. “Today’s event brings together businesses of all sectors and sizes, and this really gives the students hands on experience to discuss the skills they need to develop their careers.”

The four Business Class partnerships within Milton Keynes are:

  • Hazeley Academy with Wates Construction

  • Radcliffe School with Home Retail Group

  • Volkswagen Financial Services with Stantonbury Campus

  • Milton Keynes Academy was partnered with Audi

For further information on Business Class in Milton Keynes please contact Mike Brophy.