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A group of Year 9 students had a taste of life in the Civil Service when they attended a special workshop in Bristol.

The students enjoyed a speed dating-style introduction to the Civil Service at the end of last term, learning about the many different divisions, their responsibilities and some of the skills required as part of a Passport to Employability workshop.

Students started their “journey” by obtaining a passport from the Passport Office and checking the weather via the Met Office, before checking roads to and from the airport care of the Highways Department. 

A mock luggage check was made all the more real with the use of enthusiastic sniffer dogs from the National Offender Management Service.

"After a warm welcome students undertook a skills audit identifying skills and qualities they already had," said Careers co-ordinator Mrs Parker.

"There followed a carousel of 10 activities where students moved around looking at some of the departments and their roles."

These included cyber security, Border Force, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs, the Department of Work and Pensions, financial management and commercial awareness.

"Activities include making Lego robots and taking samples of fake blood amongst other things!" said Mrs Parker.

Students gathered gold stars as they circulated the activities, linking their skills to those required for specific jobs.

"It was a really interesting day where we all gained a much better understanding of what the Civil Service is all about, the diverse range of job opportunities on offer as well as the different progression routes and skills required."

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Stoke Damerel News Archive: Academic Year 2015/16