Sixth Form Students visit McDonalds to learn about the different jobs in this sector At Catcote Academy and Sixth Form College, we are keen for our students to learn about different jobs available to them and what qualifications and skills are required to compete for those jobs. We have been working in partnership with Jasper Maudley, Franchisee of ten local restaurants in the area for the past three years. He has offered work experience placements for a number of our students, which has resulted in paid work. Jasper and his team are keen to continue to work in partnership with us to further support our careers programme, this includes employer visits, assemblies and one-to-one mentoring. On the 6th May 2019, a group of our Sixth Form students visited the Marina Way restaurant. They were met by Jasper and Regional Operations Manager, Ryan Norman. The students were given the opportunity to visit each area of the restaurant and speak to the staff members about their jobs and the skills and qualifications required. It was an invaluable experience as it has made students more aware of the variety of job roles available to them. After the visit, one student said “I had no idea how many different jobs there were in McDonald’s. There are so many, and some I’d be really interested in”. Another student said “There is a lot of teamwork going on there. Everybody seems to get along and it is like a family. I would like to work there” We really appreciate the support that Jasper and his team have given to Catcote Academy and Sixth Form. We shall look forward to working in partnership in the future to further improve outcomes for young people with special educational needs.