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Sixth Form Open Evening And Inspiring Careers Information Fair

Find out more about employment routes and life at CBA’s Sixth Form at an Inspiring Careers Information Fair at the Academy this month.

Students from across North Northamptonshire and their families are invited to the event on Thursday, January 27th, when companies will be giving practical demonstrations.

It takes place between 3.30pm and 6pm and is being held in conjunction with Northamptonshire's 14 to 19 Partnership and Inspire2Exceed, an organisation that works with schools and businesses to deliver inspiring programmes for the employees of tomorrow.

Around 30 organisations will be attending include Northamptonshire Police, the Chartered Management Institute, The National Apprenticeship Service, BBC Radio Northampton, Aim Higher, MJR Electrical, NHS Northamptonshire, Corby Borough Council, Lunar Racing, Ecology Link, Asda and Askew's Hairdressing.

There will be practical demonstrations including a cooking demonstration by a chef, some hands-on work by an electrician and a set by a DJ.  There will also be information from accountants, ICT specialists and details of the career opportunities available in the business industry.

CBA's Vice Principal for Sixth Form, Avril Bartley-Smith, said: "The idea of the Careers Fair is that students will see how important it is that they remain in learning and the qualifications employers expect.

"It's the first time we have done anything like this and we want to demonstrate both what businesses want and what we can offer."

Laura-Jane Rawlings, founder of Inspire2Exceed, said: "We hope that this will become an annual event for the students of North Northants.

"The key to this event is that businesses attending have been asked to make the Fair interactive and really inspiring to help motivate and direct students, because it's crucial that they make informed choices.

"We are also using students from CBA and Northampton University to assist in the event, helping them to gain some excellent real life event management experience."

In addition, CBA is launching its Sixth Form prospectus at the event, with details available of the post-16 courses on offer at the Academy.

CBA has a flourishing Sixth Form with a wide variety of courses on offer, from A Levels to vocational routes and diplomas.

Small class sizes mean students get close support from teachers and the wide variety of opportunities on offer outside the classroom help Sixth Formers to develop skills vital for further study or employment.

To hear students' views on life in the Sixth Form click here.