Careers Events

We recently held careers week at Snowfields which focused learning in all subjects around relevant and subject specific careers or industries of employment.

On Wednesday 8th March students had the opportunity to attend a virtual careers event hosted by Unifrog which included key speakers for apprenticeships, traineeships and further education as well as the opportunity to engage with employers from a range of sectors.

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Below is the information and related activities from Snowfields Academy’s Careers Week (6th – 10th March 2023).

In order to be successful in any job you will need to work hard.

What sort of benefits does working hard bring?

  • Working hard will often lead to the chance of a promotion. This is where you gain additional responsibilities and duties and as a result get an increase in your salary.
  • Most jobs have the ability to progress up through the company or industry.

However this doesn’t always mean that you will stay in the same place of work (location) if you get a promotion. It also could mean your job role would change too.

Here is an example of different positions/promotions in the retail industry.

Cashier / Shop Floor Stockist / Customer Services

Cash / Team Supervisor

Assistant Manager

Store Manager

Each step up in the company brings more responsibility and increase in salary.

Take this opportunity to ask your Tutors and TAs what other jobs they have had.

Share with the group what jobs your families have.


Snowfields Careers Programme

About the Gatsby Benchmarks

Gatsby Benchmarks at Snowfields Academy.
Gatsby Benchmarks at Snowfields Academy.
  • Think about some jobs that require kindness and empathy in order to be successful in them.
  • We are going to focus on Carers and Nursing home support staff.
  • What kind of skills do these jobs require?
  • What other jobs can you think of where ‘Be Kind’ is at the centre of what is needed as part of the role?
  • Think about jobs that communicate information.
  • Think about jobs in the media that deliver information.

Make a list!

  • Newspaper columnist/reporter
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Newspaper Photographer
  • Newsreader
  • News Website manager
  • Social media manager for a newspaper or news website

What else did you come up with?

  • Think about jobs people do that keep other people safe.

Make a list!

  • Police officer
  • Community Police officer
  • Firefighter
  • Ambulance crew
  • Military personnel
  • Lifeguard
  • Air and sea Rescue crew member

What else did you come up with?

What jobs can you name that need safety equipment?

What makes people happy at work?

  • Feeling that they have helped someone
  • Being valued by their colleagues/boss
  • Feeling that they have achieved something
  • Being paid a good salary

What job do you want to do in the future and why?

Be open minded about jobs that you may have in the future.