On Monday, our Sixth Form Centre played host to a range of businesses and organisations there to provide our students from Years 7-13 with current and relevant career advice.
Representatives from Medicine and Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Finance, the Armed Forces, plus Business and Marketing all shared information about higher education and career progression in their fields.
Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Baker said:
“The majority of our pupils go to university and move into graduate jobs - but as Apprenticeships become more popular, we want our students to be aware of what is out there.”
It was great to welcome back a few of our OWs, Roger Harwood (Mt 55 - 60) attended on behalf of The College of Optometrists and Rebecca Dilks (Sc 09 - 11) is a Solicitor for Gateley Plc.
OW Jack Stevenson (T 09 - 14) a Commercial Executive for Vodafone’s Group Programme Business Graduate scheme, explained why the Careers Fair is invaluable to students:
“It’s important to have as much knowledge as possible about a business, this environment is a great way to get to know a company. More and more businesses are introducing internships, graduate schemes and apprenticeships - this is a great opportunity to see what they have to offer.”
Freya Webster, Year 13 said:
“It’s been eye-opening to learn more about careers we haven’t explored before."
Thomas Goodman, Year 13 agrees:
“Speaking to many people today, I’m now looking at doing a year in industry during a university course.”