Hundreds of secondary school students in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire will once more benefit from “invaluable” advice on career types and pathways from business professionals – many of them innovating in the tech world – as part of the Silverstone Park Schools Programme.
The programme has re-launched for the current academic year and, between February and May, will work with more than 600 Year 8 and 9 students at The Buckingham School, Sponne School in Towcester and Kingsthorpe College in Northampton.
A network of some 30 business volunteers representing companies at Silverstone Park and in the Silverstone Technology Cluster will take part in career activity days in each school.
Students from the three schools will also be invited to tour Silverstone Park to see first-hand the types of careers and skills inside businesses at the estate.
These include those operating in advanced engineering, manufacturing, electronics and software development in sectors such as aerospace, agri-tech, automotive, defence, energy, marine, motorsport (including F1) and space. Other businesses in areas such as construction, marketing, media and recruitment are also participating.