TEENAGERS were given the opportunity to try out potential careers during this year’s industry day.

Year Ten students at Greensward Academy, in Greensward Lane, Hockley, spent a whole day meeting and questioning visiting professionals as part of the annual event.

Throughout the day, students took part in four 70-minute sessions, chosen from a list of 17 opportunities.

Organiser Lucy Vitone, careers and alternative education co-ordinator, said: “The idea of industry day is to give students an insight into different careers they might have already consider or those they had not even thought of. They also get to learn about college courses and apprenticeships.”

Representatives from the British Army put students through their paces with a range of command tasks used during the real selection process.

Students were also able to experience life as a chef, working with food development manager Daniel McClelland, from Greensward’s catering contractor Edwards and Blake.

During the sessions, students put together food to be served to the 60 guests attending the industry day.