World of Work Festival 2019

The World of Work Festival on February 14

LiNCHigher welcomed over 1,000 students from schools in Boston to the World of Work Festival on February 14th.

The Year 9 pupils were encouraged to fall in love with their future at the Princess Royal Sports Arena where over 25 employers from around the country and eight education providers attended the careers fair.

The schools involved in the event were Boston High School, Haven High Academy, The Thomas Cowley High School, Thomas Middlecott Academy, Boston Grammar School, Giles Academy and Level 1 students from Boston College.

Some students attended workshops throughout the day as others networked with the employers and took part in a number of fun and interactive activities.

The aim of the event was for the students to have an idea of what life in the working world was like and find out about different professions with a more hands-on approach. 

There was also an emphasis on the six Lincolnshire growth sectors: Visitor and Economy, Ports and Logistics, Manufacturing and Engineering, Low Carbon, Health and Care and Agri-Food.

Event co-ordinator, Jo Winterbourne, said: “The World of Work event has gone really well, we’ve had over 1,000 students in and they seemed to have really enjoyed the event.

“I think we’ve given them a real insight what’s available to them, not just in the UK but on their doorstep.

“We’ve had good feedback from employers and they’re really pleased with how interactive the young people have been.”

LiNCHigher’s Area Engagement Officer for Boston, Ellis Potter, said: “The World of Work Festival was a great success, and it was a pleasure to be able to welcome 1,000 Year 9 students from the Boston schools to see the showcase of local employers and local opportunities in Lincolnshire’s growth sectors.

“The festival will have given students the opportunity to see what careers and industries they like, and equally as important, to see which industries that they don’t like, so that they can continue on their journey through education with a clearer picture of what their future may look like.

 “I’d like to thank Helen Lee, Sharon Bratley and Jo Winterbourne for all of their hard work in bringing the event together.

“Thanks must also go to the rest of the LiNCHigher team, the ambassadors, employers, Cosmos, and the schools and students for their engagement and support on the day, and for all contributing to having such a positive impact!”