.CAREERS SESSIONS: Civil Service Careers Project with the DWP
Year 10 students were set the challenge of deciding what strategies the different departments within the civil service should intervene in a fictional town that was suffering from various challenges. Students had to research the different departments, work in teams to decide their strategies and allocate funding. Each group presented their ideas to their classes to decide the finalists that were sent to the 10 judges from the Department of Work and Pensions. The winning team won £10 Amazon vouchers and an honourable mention was given to another team who won a ‘skip the lunch queue’ pass for a week. In an assembly at the end of the four-week challenge, they learned about the different entry routes into the civil service, including apprenticeships and graduate schemes.