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Fri, 06/02/2015 - 12:52 -- Amanda Cranston

This is a programme for students in years 9 and 10 during the time they are exploring career options as part of the curriculum.

The description given here is a typical example, as specific events are tailored to schools and volunteers.

There are generally around 12 volunteers from different professions or firms, and even those from the same companies do very different jobs. This provides a diversity and allows the students to rotate around the tables in small groups of 2 or 3 spending up to 4 minutes with the volunteers. Asking them all about their work, their companies and how they got to be where they are,up to 50 students can benefit from each of these sessions. 

The event is fast and fun, and is challenging and energising for students and volunteers alike.