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Careers and Vocations Week

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Infant and Junior Schools, we held Careers’ Week on 16th January.

We were delighted that a number of our parents and governors were able to come into school to discuss their career with us. Our speakers discussed:

  • the journey into their chosen career
  • the qualifications they had and where you obtained them
  • what type of roles are available within their career
  • and what their job involves on a day to day basis.
Careers’ Week booklets
Our Year 2 and Key Stage 2 careers’ week booklets

Our speakers included:

Care Quality Commission Adult Social Care Inspector

Musician – drummer

Financial Manager and Analyst


Consultation and Engagement Manager for a Local Authority




Product Manager

Business Development Manager


In addition to the above, we were delighted to receive the NHS Mini-Scrubs as part of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership for North encompassing Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead. Where 25 roles within the NHS are assigned to a ‘mini-scrub’, along with an information card. The mini-scrubs are perfectly sized for our pupils enabling:

a) role play to take place

b) an opportunity to experience ‘life inside the scrubs’

c) time to absorb information about how the profession/career contributes to the workings of the NHS.

For more information visit:

‘Mini scrubs’ project aims to open up health and social care jobs to schoolchildren :: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust