#AmbitiousCareers event hailed huge success

Published on 2nd July 2019

Holiday Inn Express talking to children at careers event

Innovative event held at Pittville School aimed to inspire the workforce of the future

As part of the No Child Left behind partner project, Pittville School hosted almost 400 pupils from local primary schools for the #AmbitiousCareers event.

Councillor Flo Clucas member for healthy lifestyles said: “We were overwhelmed by the positive responses from local schools and it was wonderful to see the children engaged in the #AmbitiousCareers event. The children clearly enjoyed the Everyman Theatre sketch, the exhibitor activities and thinking about the potential career pathways that are open to them.

“We thank GlosJobs, the Everyman theatre, GCHQ, Northrop Grumman, Holiday Express Inn, Tidal Training and many more who gave up their time to inspire these children.”

Belinda Wilson, director of GlosJobs, said: “It was fabulous to be part of this event.  So many children were able to question the exhibitors on the skills and attributes needed in various professions, as well as get to the roots of the best and worst bits of the world of work.”

Nick Chaffey, Chief Executive Northrop Grumman UK & Europe said: “The ‘No Child Left Behind’ campaign is a fantastic initiative and I am extremely proud that Northrop Grumman’s STEM Ambassadors are engaged and participated in the Ambitious Careers event – demonstrating, through an Escape Room crypto activity, some of the critical thinking skills needed for careers in Cyber Security.  Our team is passionate about exposing every young person to the potential of careers in science and technology – which are fun and rewarding!”

To find out more about No Child Left Behind campaign visit www.cheltenham.gov.uk/nclb  or follow the NCLB campaign @NCLBChelt #NCLB2019 and #AmbitiousCareers.

For media enquiries contact: communications telephone 01242 264332 or email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk


Local school year groups 5, 6 and 7 attended this event.

Exhibitors included: GlosJobs, the Everyman theatre, GCHQ, NCSC, Northrop Grumman, Holiday Inn Express, Tidal Training, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Trust, John Lewis and partners, Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service, Cheltenham Town Football Club and Cheltenham Borough Council – environmental health team.

As a result of Cheltenham and its partners’ needs assessment, Cheltenham Borough Council and its partners have committed to a year of action called No Child Left Behind that will:

  • Highlight the issue of children growing up in poverty in Cheltenham and the inequality between them and their more affluent peers
  • Start to address the inequality gap beginning with 12 month programme of events and activities
  • Be a call to action for all sectors to work together to make transformational change over the longer-term.