Creating Employment Links Within Our Community

To help raise the aspirations of our students, OBA recognises the importance of helping to create tomorrow’s competitive workforce! We aim to do this by influencing the skills and knowledge of our young people and by improving recruitment through establishing direct links from education into employment.

OBA is therefore delighted to announce our new partnership with global company, Isover Saint-Gobain.

Based just around the corner from the Academy, on the Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Isover Saint-Gobain promises to work in partnership with our school over the next three years to improve the achievement and employability skills of our students. They are offering OBA’s students the opportunity to have site visits and work experience placements, learning from their professionals who have a wide range of skills and expertise. So, this relationship promises to be an invaluable experience for all the students involved.

Mrs Jarvis, OBA’s Careers Co-ordinator, was recently given the opportunity to visit Isover Saint-Gobain’s premises and attend its launch event.  After the event she said:

It was incredible to experience first-hand what this brilliant company does and to learn about the many exciting opportunities they have on offer for our students. Following my visit, there will be a further launch event at OBA on Thursday 20th October, when our Year 10s will be given the opportunity to work hands on with the company. I look forward to reporting back soon on the exciting initiatives that we will be developing and embedding over this academic year – so watch this space!