Eaton Bank Academy

AstraZeneca Careers Interviews

Employee Volunteering, which organises volunteering within the community arranged interviews for a selection of Year 11 students with staff from AstraZeneca. The practice interview consisted of questions relating to examples of: teamwork, leadership, problem solving, independent working, creativity, customer service, responsibility, organisation, decision making, openness to change, communication, handling conflict and describing your greatest achievement. … Continued

Mid Cheshire East EXPO

The Pledge Partnership for Cheshire & Warrington  are excited to announce their first ‘Mid Cheshire East EXPO’ on Thursday 22 October 4pm – 6pm. This online careers fair event is free and open to all within Alsager, Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich and Sandbach, especially those in Year 9 – Year 13 including parents/carers. Students can … Continued

CV Writing Competition

Congratulations to Eloise Williams and Helen Banks (Year 11) who have won a CV writing competition, run in conjunction with the Mid-Cheshire Pledge. The CVs were reviewed and judged by Adrian Whitehurst, our Enterprise Adviser from TMC, who also put together a video on CV writing and the interview process.  Helpful feedback feedback was provided … Continued

Speakers for Schools – Professor Goodhew

Thank you to Professor Peter Goodhew from Speakers For Schools who delivered an inspiring speech to Year 10 students about STEM careers. Professor Goodhew spoke about the importance of creativity, curiosity and passion in engineering and the different types of engineering careers available to students. Students learnt about what engineers do (“design and make useful … Continued

Year 11 Mock Interviews

Thank you to our volunteers from the local business community who gave up their time to conduct mock interviews with Year 11 as part of our PSHE Morning. The experience is hugely valuable to Year 11’s and the feedback from the interviewers was fantastic. Trevor Langston – Macclesfield Pledge Jordan Groake – Reed Stephanie Grandon – … Continued

Enterprise Day at

Year 10 students Clarisse Stubbs, Olivia Gibson, Noah Kitton, Leah Casto and Tom Gilman have all taken part in an apprenticeship enterprise day at headquarters in Crewe.  The Business Studies students worked in teams with students from other schools to solve problems in the logistics industry. Their task was to come up with innovative … Continued

International Women’s Day

Thank you to Siemens for hosting a brilliant International Women’s Day event for our students.  Mrs Bailey and a group of Year 10 students visited Siemens for the morning and learnt about the importance of increasing the number of women in STEM managerial positions. The students were joined by a selection of women who work at … Continued

Nestlé Mock Assessment Centre Event

Sixth Form students have refined their interview skills at the Nestlé Mock Assessment Centre Event in Buxton. The day is designed to help students prepare for future applications for jobs, apprenticeships or university. The students took part in team building exercises, mock interviews and also delivered presentations about their dream career.  Part of the visit … Continued

Cheshire East Trading Challenge

Our Year 7 students have put their financial skills to the test at the ‘Cheshire East Trading Challenge’. Congleton Town Hall was transformed into a fictional stock exchange where teams of Year 7 students from 5 local schools tested their business acumen and maths skills. Each team was tasked with investing a virtual sum of … Continued

Guess My Occupation

Guests from local and national organisations have taken part in ‘Guess my occupation’ with students as part of PSHE morning.  The visitors were only allowed to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the students’ questions and give away as few clues as possible. Year 8 asked excellent questions and were successful in guessing the occupation for … Continued