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