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Online careers challenge for Somerset students

Thousands of students across Somerset will take part in the Somerset My Futures Careers Challenge Day on July 2, supported by the Somerset Education Business Partnership.

During the day, students will consider their own skills and motivations, listen to inspiring talks from Somerset employers and complete challenges relating to real work situation.

Julie Young, Post-16 Advisor for Somerset County Council said: “Every student in Somerset should have the opportunity to prepare for a successful working life. Coronavirus restrictions mean we cannot currently arrange workplace visits or on-site work experience. So, we are delighted to offer this digital challenge to help our young people to prepare for the world of work.”

Rob Chilcott, Learning & Development Manager at the Claims Consortium Group, set one of the workplace challenges for year 10 students. Rob said: “As a Somerset business we want to develop our future talent pool. By raising awareness of great local careers, we can help to inspire young people to develop the skills that can pave the way for a successful future.”

To learn more about the Somerset My Futures Day and view the student challenges visit where the challenges will be posted from 22 June 2020.

To discuss the day in more detail please email or contact Andrew Hanson 07912 264531 or Imelda Leetch 07519 124546.

You can also check out videos to support the day from Somerset Chamber members Barclays, CETSAT, Claims Consortium Group, Design Hive, Hinkley Point C, M-CNC Engineering, Somerset County Council, Somerset Film and Somerset Larder online here.

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