On 23 September, we were delighted to host the 2nd annual Work Matters Conference at Medicity in Nottingham. This event led by Emmanuel in partnership with Bishop Tony Porter brought together over 500 Sixth Form students from across 5 secondary schools (Emmanuel, Bluecoat, Trinity, National and Magnus) along with over 50 leaders from a wide variety of employment sectors for the largest student employability event in the East Midlands.
“To see 500 inspired young adults leave the conference with a renewed vision to use their careers to positively impact their communities is at the heart of the mission of this school.”Andy Wolfe, Vice Principal
The focus of the day was ‘Using your career to make a positive difference in society’ and students were inspired by keynote speeches from Judy Naake (founder of the St Tropez brand), Dr Jas Bilkhu (High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire) and Bishop Tony Porter before moving into careers workshops with leaders from across the region.
In the afternoon session, students worked with their tutors and business leaders to work through the consequences of the morning sessions for their learning, their A-levels and indeed their future career plans. It was a wonderful event, and so exciting to see Emmanuel at the leading edge of employability provision for Sixth Form students.
Andy Wolfe, Vice Principal said, “It was amazing to see this event more than double in size from last year, and incredible to see such a variety of key business leaders giving up their time to support and inspire young people. Church schools working together like this is a great step forward, and to see 500 inspired young adults leave the conference with a renewed vision to use their careers to positively impact their communities is at the heart of the mission of this school.”