The Three Eagles are one of over 100 Welsh employers taking part in a week of online employer led activities for pupils in years 8, 9 and 10 linked to the Curriculum for Wales’ Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE’s).
Organised by Careers Wales, the Career Discovery Week will bring real world of work experiences and information to young people across Wales to help them prepare for their future careers.
The week-long programme of live and pre-recorded activities, challenges, videos and vlogs will take place virtually between 5 and 9 July and aims to raise the career aspirations of young people; influence pupils career plans and subject choices; help pupils realise their career goals and introduce pupils to employers who can inspire, inform and motivate them. Pupils will also have the opportunity to ask questions in a live question and answer session.
Three Eagles Head Chef Dyfan Hughes is putting pupils through their paces on Tuesday, with a numeracy exercise. Participants will be tasked with a maths challenge to cost out a portion of our legendary JFC starter and then work out the selling price. Dyfan, who attended local Ysgol Dinas Bran Secondary School, trained as a chef in restaurants in North Wales and Chester.
Dyfan said: “I was excited to take part in the numeracy challenge as part of Career Discovery Week. I’m really passionate about living and working locally and proud to say I went to school over the river from the Three Eagles. We have some fantastic opportunities available here at the restaurant and we’re always looking for the next fresh talent. The kitchen is a really enjoyable place to work and I get to use lots of skills besides cooking on a daily basis. I would urge pupils to consider a career in hospitality as no two days are the same and I work with a fantastic team.”
Mark Owen, Careers Wales’ Head of Stakeholder Services, said: “Following on from the success of our first online careers events earlier this year, we wanted to continue to deliver virtual engagement with employers so that they can continue to provide valuable opportunities and information for young people in secondary schools.
“Engagement and interactions with employers can change the attitudes of pupils to education, influence their career plans and subject choices, motivate them to study harder and support an improvement in academic attainment.”
“It’s important that we continue to work with local businesses to provide opportunities for the next generation and Wales’ future workforce.”