My 3 children all have fond memories of Boroughbridge High School. My eldest is in her third year of a Fine Art Course at York St John. My son is about to start the second year of Geography with Ocean Science at Plymouth and is thinking about applying to do a Masters qualification. My youngest is due to begin a Law degree at the University of Law, Leeds. They were each supported to research appropriate courses in Higher Education. I can’t thank you enough for the guidance you gave them.
Sixth Form Parent
The Careers Department provided invaluable support to our son whilst in senior school. This included discussions at parent evenings, email and phone correspondence, organising work experience placements and guidance for us to navigate around UCAS applications. We had no idea what to do. However, our son was provided with several sessions going through courses, universities and writing his personal statement. The school was quick to respond to our requests and we would have struggled without the help and guidance.
Parent of Year 13 student
My son had a brilliant work experience week and thank you so much for helping him secure a placement related to creative arts. The week has fostered lasting friendships and contacts with staff. He has been given an open invitation to return and get involved with future events. This is something he is keen to do during the holidays.
Sixth Form Parent
You had 2 great contacts for my daughter to work for. An insurance company with their solicitors team and your contact at Eversheds, Leeds was fantastic.It is not easy to get a place to study Law at University, however, she applied for 4 courses and got offers from each one. I am sure that having done the work experience placements, it put her at the top of the list. Thank you for your help and support.
Parent of Sixth Form Student
Green-tech is a great believer and supporter of work experience and we offer placements to students at all stages of their education. Work experience offers invaluable practice in a real work environment and provides a great opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication skills, team work, problem solving, motivation and time management. All skills which are essential and highly valued in the workplace. Work experience at Green-tech offers students a chance to network and communicate with an employer – skills which are required to thrive in the workplace. We are always delighted to be able to offer work experience opportunities and the Green-tech teams try to provide a broad range of career experiences to help students be better informed when making a career choice. We always hope to find something that the student would be interested in developing further but it is equally valuable and worthwhile if they find what they don’t like!”
Rachel Kay, Managing Director, Green-tech
“Work Experience, as the title suggests, should be an enjoyable, new experience, supporting you to make decisions and choices in the career path you may wish to follow in the future. It is a first step in building confidence, self-esteem and personal development, which you can build on and will stay with you throughout your working career. I would highly recommend it and am proud to be able to offer opportunities through Harrogate Borough Council.”
Operations Manager – Parks & Street Cleansing