I enjoyed meeting the electrician. Now I’ve applied for a course in Electrical Installation, it’s a huge weight off my shoulders. I’m no longer interested in studying sports or to be a PE teacher.
It was interesting meeting people with different jobs. It made me feel more confident talking with people I don’t know…in interviews.It made me want to do better in Maths so I can do Finance.
I found out about many different jobs I didn’t know existed and it made me have a wider range of ideas for my future. I realised I need my GCSEs as it gives me more opportunities.
When I went home I talked with my mum and dad about all the different (work) opportunities. I wouldn’t normally have that sort of conversation with them. It’s only when we do Career WorkOut.
My parents are a fan of Career WorkOut because they didn’t get it when they were younger.
If it wasn’t for Career WorkOut, I wouldn’t have seen the work opportunities you could get from doing Maths.
I learned that even if something as horrible as getting hit by a car happens to you, you can still pick yourself up and carry on living your life.
Career WorkOut really inspired me to work hard because I know there are lots of jobs I don’t know about.
Career WorkOut made me feel I must keep pushing hard. You see these people, you realise there are a lot of people who might want to do the same thing as you. Some people get stuff through family. You have to find ways to get advantages.
After speaking to people, I realised that Maths was an important one to do at A-level, it influences a lot of types of work. It’s made me to plan on doing Maths at A-level.
When you make big decisions, like picking our A-level options, I was thinking I may be in trouble if I don’t know yet, but when you hear them say that you’re going to be ok, you relax a bit more. When you’re stressed you don’t think clearly.
At first I was thinking about doing Biology more than Physics, then I met one person in WorkOut 50 and realised there were a lot more jobs in Physics than I thought there were, so now I’m doing Physics A-level.
It influenced my choices for sixth form. I was interested in media, and now I’m doing it, which I probably wouldn’t have done before Career WorkOut.
Talking to a lot of people made me feel more like I want to pick things I enjoy.
It was a good confidence booster for us because it’s quite a hectic time, the next five years, trying to find the right job or university or whatever you want to do.
We feel a lot of pressure to know exactly what we want to do…it helps us realise we don’t.
I learnt that you shouldn’t give up or think there is no hope. There is always a way to find a job. I liked talking to people and learning about their interests.
I learnt many new ideas in order for me to achieve my future goals and how to benefit from the experiences offered to me.
The employers that have come in today have really given me some insight into the working world. They have given me more confidence to follow the career path of my choice.
It was very interesting learning about different job roles and what different people look for in future employees.
I found this really helpful as it reassured me there are many different routes to get your chosen career.
I was sceptical at first but networking with lawyers proved an invaluable experience, helped with job choices.
Everyone didn’t end up doing what their dreams were as a teenager, so they had to change their minds and I realise it is important to have dreams but have a backup plan as well.
I used to find school boring but after (meeting the work guests) I thought I should concentrate more in school because then I can get higher grades in college and university and I can get the job I want more easily.
I learnt that what you dream of as a job is not always what you get.
I loved the WorkOut session. Thank you whoever organised it.