Former Barking students inspire next generation at careers event

Youngsters quiz professionals at the careers event

Youngsters quiz professionals at the careers event - Credit: Archant

Some of Eastbury Community School’s most successful students returned to the place where they kickstarted their careers.

Boys and girls from years nine and ten – who are now thinking about life after school – queued up to speak to former pupils already in the workplace on Friday.

Aiming to give them an insight into the real world of work, the event involved groups of students moving between employees to quiz them for about four minutes to find out about their jobs.

Employers also gave the keen teens advice on how to stand out in London’s competitive jobs market.

Event organiser Stuart Gander, a PE teacher at the school in Barking’s Hulse Avenue said: “The event was a big success. The students were engaged throughout and asked lots of questions.”

Year 10 student Ashley Anyanwu commented: “I loved the fact ex-students were there and I could speak to them. It was great to see how successful some of them had become.”