Y9-Y10 UKFast Digital Careers Masterclass
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Wednesday, 10 July 2019
On Wednesday, 10 July, thirty students from Years 9 and 10 visited local technology company UKFast for their Digital Careers Masterclass.
At one of the most innovative offices in the North West, students heard about careers in Computing, such as Networking, Cybersecurity and Programming. Everywhere you looked there was something inspiring, from the spaceship-style corridors, to the gym and pool tables, and our students were left in no doubt that working for technology companies doesn't have to be boring.
We even had time to play a communication game, where one student had to communicate a picture to another, but they were sat back to back. It's harder than you think!
UKFast gave us an overview of their apprenticeship for school leavers, which comes with £11k salary at age 16, and the many and varied careers available at 16, at 18 and for graduates.
It was a great trip and the students learned a lot, but it would not be complete without a turn on the slide, from the 2nd floor to the ground!
Thanks UKFast, I'm sure we'll be back.