Abbey Community College pupils get a quick taste of job options

Staff members from the Henderson Group and Abbey Community College pupils are pictured at the Careers Speed Dating event that arrived at the school to give students help planning their futures as part of the Henderson Groups 'Business Class initiative. INNT 12-819CON
Staff members from the Henderson Group and Abbey Community College pupils are pictured at the Careers Speed Dating event that arrived at the school to give students help planning their futures as part of the Henderson Groups 'Business Class initiative. INNT 12-819CON

A group of local students were given the opportunity to find out about some of the careers available to them at a recent event.

Over 130 Year 10 pupils at Abbey Community College got to take part in a ‘Careers Speed Dating’ event, organised as part of Henderson Group’s ‘Business Class’ initiative.

The scheme involves engagement between employers and local students to help prevent social background predicting a young person’s success at school and beyond. The recent event, held at the Monkstown school, was designed to broaden students’ knowledge of employment possibilities and raise awareness of the different types of careers available to them. Students had the opportunity to network with business representative volunteers from a number of sectors at the Henderson Group which included volunteers from facilities, finance, HR, IT, marketing and retail store careers.

Emma Gibson, Human Resources Manager at the Henderson Group said: “This was an enjoyable event and a fantastic opportunity to inspire the next generation when thinking about their future careers. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to experience the massive variation of careers on offer to them.”