On Wednesday, 9th November, 2021, Alperton Community School invited a number of local businesses to have ‘breakfast’ at our Ealing Road school and to network and discuss various career opportunities with our students, reach out to the local community and continue to build sustainable relationships with local employers.

Mr Rayleigh, The Head of Careers, organised the event and we had representatives from the Metropolitan Police and Balfour Beatty, an engineering company who are currently working on HS2, the High Speed Rail Line at the Old Oak common station in West London.

Each member shared their own personal experiences of careers when they were at school and remarked on how much has changed since then and how fortunate today’s students are regarding the opportunities and information they have to guide them on their individual career paths.

Both the police and Balfour Beatty expressed an interest in working with our students in the future in terms of career talks, career fairs, work experience, and career schemes, such as internships, apprenticeship and traineeships.

The event was very successful and we look forward to hosting more business breakfasts with other local companies in the future as this will help to provide our students with the opportunities to learn about what work is really like and what it takes to be successful in the workplace. It is also to show young people the options that are open to them and support them in making the right choices to set them on the path to rewarding future careers.