Global corporations are gearing up to work with pupils of Larbert High School as part of ‘World of Work’ week taking place this week (Thursday 7 February).
Now in its sixth year, the event has over twenty different organisations including Adobe, SKY and Hewlett-Packard signed up to give first year pupils an insight into possible career paths in science, technology and creative industries.
Representatives from IKM, Buro-Happold Engineering and STV will also take part to help pupils decide on their future subject choices.
Amazon will set pupils a design challenge to develop an autonomous delivery system which removes the need for a delivery driver and Hewlett-Packard will provide a guided tour of their product development process and allowed pupils to gain a glimpse of new product innovations followed by a quiz.
Councillor Adanna McCue, spokesperson for Education said: “Dozens of pupils take part in this event held every year and gain a valuable insight into the world of work. The pupils will have a chance to impress these major employers with their presentations and problem solving skills.”
Pamela Jones, lead teacher for the event, said: “Every year pupils gain a great deal from this event and it helps them prepare for future subject and career choices.
“It is a great way of introducing them to how major blue chip companies operate and by using real life examples, get them to understand how working together can produce great results.”