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Local MP Maggie Throup attends Careers Fair at Friesland School

MP Maggie Throup and representatives from Rolls Royce and JCB visited Friesland School, in Sandiacre, Nottingham, for a careers event that gave Year 11 students the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into potential next steps in the world of work.

The event was held in the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre at Friesland School, part of the successful Two Counties Trust, on Friday 16th November. Erewash MP Maggie Throup visited the school for the event and spent the day with students.

Ms Throup spoke with students about their various different career ambitions and joined them in workshop sessions that encouraged students to think about their future options.

Ms Throup said: “It is important that students are aware of the many choices that can be available to them if they work hard.”

The students’ day started with an inspirational talk from Abdul Bathin, Regional Lead of the Careers and Enterprise Company. Adbul’s talk emphasised the many opportunities available in the local area and encouraged students to think about their options and purse what they are truly passionate about.

The marketplace style careers fair was also attended by representatives from inspiring organisations including Rolls Royce, JCB, Derby University and CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), among many others. The students were given time to ask questions and learn about the many opportunities available to them in the future.

Peter Monk, Headteacher of Friesland School, said:

“Thank you to everyone who took part in the careers event at the school. Friesland is proud to be a school that helps our students go on to succeed in life and we welcome links with local and national training organisations and businesses. We were pleased to be able to consolidate so many positive relationships at this event.

“We want our students to have as many contacts with the world of work as possible, especially for our Year 11s at such an important time. We see events like this as an aspirational activity and believe that it will help to inspire them to achieve the best possible outcomes in the summer 2019 examinations.”