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Students inspired by new opportunities during careers carousel

01 July 2016

Youth Connexions recently coordinated a one day careers event for Key Stage 5 students at Presdales School in Ware. Students participated in an energetic careers carousel where they had the chance to meet local, national and global employers and seek advice and information.

Young People from Watford and Three Rivers complete their Bronze DofE Practice Expedition

30 June 2016

42 young people from across Watford and Three Rivers who are working towards their Bronze DofE awards took part in a very successful practice expedition during June. ‘Expedition’ is one of four required components of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme, the other three being Volunteering, Physical and Skills.

Mission Control and Total Eclipse at Flamstead End School in Cheshunt

22 June 2016

Youth Connexions’ careers and work related learning programme Rocket into the Future is designed  to inspire primary school students to start thinking about their skills and aspirations. Personal Advisers delivered Rocket into the Future sessions for both Year 6 classes at Flamstead End School in Cheshunt in mid June.

Students at Morgans Primary School in Hertford get set to blast off into secondary school

14 June 2016

Rocket into the Future is the careers and work related learning programme designed for primary school students by Youth Connexions. Personal Advisers delivered a Rocket into the Future session for both Year 6 classes at Hertford’s Morgans Primary School on 8th June.

Pop-up advice creates a buzz in Hertford town centre

03 June 2016

Youth Connexions hold events in all sorts of locations so that young people can better access guidance and support. The latest location was Hertford town centre, on a very chilly day during half term week.

Primary school pupils prepare for their next steps with Rocket into the Future

03 June 2016

Youth Connexions delivered the careers group work course Rocket into the Future across the whole spring term in The Grange Junior School, Letchworth Garden City. The module introduces children in years 5 and 6 to the choices ahead, and starts them thinking about their skills, aspirations and opportunities.

Young people recognise the impact of Youth Connexions youth work

20 May 2016

Over 1,200 young people who attend Youth Connexions youth projects were asked to assess their impact, and the outcomes they achieved from attending.  This is what they said… 

Youth Connexions received award for DofE success at Buckingham Palace

19 May 2016

On 16th May, Jonathan Jack, Youth Connexions Engagement Manager, attended a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace. Youth Connexions received a special plaque, acknowledging Hertfordshire County Council’s commitment to running the DofE since 1974.

Engineering company provides valuable insight to its Apprentice recruitment process

06 May 2016

Youth Connexions recently organised a visit to Optical Metrology Services, a measurement and inspection technology company based in Stansted Mountfitchet.

“It made me believe in me” said a student who took part in a careers workshop.

05 May 2016

Youth Connexions recently delivered careers workshops to Year 8 students at Edwinstree Middle School, Buntingford. Students learned about the importance of knowing, promoting and developing their own skills and qualities.