Career Ready students inspire businesses in Aberdeen to forge links with local schools

Career Ready students in Aberdeen inspired local business leaders with their stories when they were interviewed by broadcaster and journalist, Declan Curry, at a business networking event, hosted by Bank of Scotland at the prestigious Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen in November.

Gameplan Live, an initiative from Bank of Scotland, helps Scottish business stay one step ahead of the game by providing them with key information and research that is relevant to their business.

Students on the Career Ready programme at St Machar Academy, Kincorth Academy and Torry Academy discussed their experiences on the programme in front of over 120 guests. Josh Keen, Kincorth Academy, said that “being part of Career Ready is the best experience he has ever had” and shared what he had learned on his internship at Petrofac. Students also helped collect money for Children in Need.

Stuart White, Area Director, Commercial Banking at Bank of Scotland said: “It was great to meet the students and hear their stories. They did themselves, their schools and the Career Ready programme proud. Business leaders in attendance commented after the event that this was a highlight of the evening, and wanted to understand more about the programme.”

Isobel Maughan, Career Ready Regional Manager for North East Scotland, said:

“Our students always make the best ambassadors when we discuss our programme with new businesses. Bank of Scotland’s Gameplan Live event was an excellent opportunity for employers to hear directly from young people what an impact they can have when they work with local schools. It was also fantastic for the students to be able to speak to different employers across the region and expand their networks for the future.”

For more information about the Career Ready programme in Aberdeen, contact Isobel Maughan.