As they approach 16 the Level 3 students on our Blue Skies programme are starting to think about what comes next. A mixture of sixth form or college places and apprenticeships await the students in September but before this staff from Northrop Grumman were on hand to give the students a useful insight into the skills needed in the work place.
Five students aged fifteen and sixteen were lucky enough to visit Northrop Grumman’s office at RAF Waddington in June 2015. At Waddington, Northrop Grumman maintain and support the E-3D Sentry airbourne warning and control system (AWACS) fleet. The students were given a tour of facilities which gave them the opportunity to meet lots of people from different trades and go into an E-3D. They were interested to hear about what everyone’s job involved and how they got into their job in the first place.
Also, as part of the day, the students were shown how to write a quality CV and were given lots of useful hints and tips about application forms. The students then practised interviewing each other for their dream job! They commented that it was great to have a go at doing an interview before they had to do it for real, and now feel they have more confidence now.
This is the second year the Jon Egging Trust has benefitted from the skills and expertise of the staff at Northrop Grumman and we are very grateful to them for their support.