Skip to content ↓

The Basildon Academies

Sixth Form students enter the business world

Sixth Form Business and Finance students recently visited the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, a company responsible for helping to maintain the country’s rail and road infrastructures.

The visit was a great opportunity for our students to learn how a ‘not for profit’ organisation functions and the crucial role the company plays in maintaining a high level of skilled professionals within the workforce.

The students took part in a detailed Q&A session with the company’s Chief Executive Sue Percy, CBE. The group posed some great questions to Sue, such as “What changes do you think will happen to the transport sector in the next 40 years?" and "Will Brexit have an impact on the sector?"

In the afternoon, the students visited the Bank of England where they had the chance to look around the museum and understand, in real life terms, how changes in interest rates impact our everyday lives.

"I had an amazing day, my favourite part was seeing the different types of bank notes from a long time ago at the Bank of England.” Gervyna.L - Year 12

"I enjoyed the trip especially the conversation with the CEO, as she was really down to earth and spoke to us in a way that it made us feel welcome. I also found the museum very interesting as I found out a lot of things about money and the history of the Bank of England that I never knew about. It was a great experience.” Weronika.C - Year 13

“A huge thank you the Business & Finance Sixth Form students who came into our Britannia Walk office to learn more about CIHT and the highways & Transportation sector! We had a great conversation including how transport can contribute to climate mitigation, social inclusion, autonomous vehicles and much more.” Sue Percy CBE, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.