GOOGLE6Our Post-16 Computer Science/IT students had a great opportunity given to them at the @Google careers event which was well represented by famous leading IT and Tech multinational companies.

Students had the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with representatives from top technology employers, the recruitment team and current apprentices, and took part in unique interactive sessions, all aimed at helping kick-start their career after sixth form. Apprenticeships provided by the partner companies at the event covered areas such as software development, digital marketing, project management, digital and technology solutions and infrastructure technology.

The employability networking event enabled our students to gain first-hand information from recruiters on what their apprenticeships involve, advice on their application processes, and useful hints and tips that they can’t find online.

The event was also advantageous for them as including their attendance on their CV and application can enable their application to be fast tracked through an event partner’s application process.

Students thoroughly enjoyed the trip and had these comments:

GOOGLE3“The trip to Google was fantastic. It gave me an unbelievable insight into one of the biggest companies in the world, and was an opportunity that I won't be forgetting anytime soon.”- Sameer 

"The trip to the Google careers fair was invaluable as it provided me with the key tricks and tips needed to stand out against the competition. 100% would recommend." - Charlie

"I found that the Google career event really informative and it was interesting to learn about the different companies that provide the different apprenticeships, and also how the businesses work. I really enjoyed it and I am now applying for some apprenticeships. They have also encouraged me to be confident with the career path that I want to proceed with."- Babrina

“By attending @Google IT careers event our students proved that they were the type of students the event partners are looking for. They have secured express invites to other future IT events. They made me proud.” - Ms Edike (Subject Lead teacher CS/IT)

Google and the events planner were very impressed with the enthusiasm, charisma and interest shown by our students at the event.


cook18 191The excitement has been building up since the beginning of the week for the first ‘Great Brooklands Christmas Bake Off!’  

The students who were lucky enough to get chosen to participate gathered in the food room after school with their bags of ingredients.  There was mild hysteria in the air as icing, food colouring and glitter spray were unpacked.  The group of keen chefs had until 4.30pm to create their Christmas delights.  It was impressive to see the focus and determination on their faces.

As the 5 minute warning bell was called, the chefs busily ensured that their festive bake was displayed for the judges to taste.  Cakes were marked on taste, texture, appearance and theme.  The fortunate judges deliberated after sampling 16 cakes and finally decided on a winner and runner up from each year group.  

The winners were:  Year 7: Hannah and Fatema 

                                  Runners up: Erin and Paige

                                  Year 8: Gemma and Kanika 

                                  Runner up: Millie 

The students gave themselves a big cheer at the end; it was a fantastic achievement for all involved!

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