Sheffield sixth formers gain insight into business

Sixth formers from six Sheffield schools enjoyed a Business Awareness Day held by a city accountants.

Business studies and economics students from Notre Dame, King Ecgbert, Silverdale, Birkdale, Sheffield High and All Saints attended the event at Grant Thornton.

The youngsters visited each department to understand the typical daily tasks they carry out, and took part in team building and personal branding exercises.

They also had to pitch products to a panel as part of a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style game.

Director Peter Edwards said: “This was our fourth such event and as ever it was a fun day which we hope gave the students a real feel for what we do and will encourage them in a career as an accountant or business adviser.”