Students got a taste of the careers they are hoping to pursue when they leave Highfields as part of week-long work experience placements.
Year 11 students spent the first week of term on work experience with companies from a range of industries, including education, hospitality, law, emergency services, military, NHS, engineering, veterinary and banking.
Mr P Rose, Head of Middle School and Careers Leader, said that employers had been extremely positive in their reports - with one student even offered a job if an upcoming vacancy arises due to their strong work ethic and proactive approach to the experience.
An employer report for one student read: “He has been a pleasure to have. He is helpful, punctual, friendly, caring and has a real passion for working with animals.”
Mr Rose added: "Work experience is an invaluable opportunity for students to develop and practice new skills employers are looking for and to become more confident in their abilities.
“Students also learnt about the range of pathways available within a particular career.
“Reports from employers were extremely positive, highlighting the fantastic effort Highfields students put into their work placements."