Activities and advice for Careers Week

Middle and Upper School students have the opportunity to explore future paths and gain an insight into different professions during Careers Week.

“Careers week is an opportunity to encourage students to really think about their future – be it career options, university choices, apprenticeship availability, and workplace skills,” says Head of Careers Pippa Gibbs.”

Here's a glimpse of some of the interesting activities and seminars that our Careers Department have planned for students:

Working in the Fashion Business - a talk by Zoe Souter from Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design about the wide range of careers that there are in the fashion business.

Meet the Engineers - Three engineers talk about their jobs and their career paths. The engineers are Flight Lieutenant Alicia ‘Lissy’ Mason, Junior Engineering Officer on the Red Arrows, Sam Hunting, Mechanical Engineer working for Cavendish Nuclear and Aaron Mowbray on the BOC Graduate Scheme.

Meet the City -This is an opportunity to find out more about the different roles in the City, in particular investment management. Speakers include OO Andrew Soper, EMEA Head of Risk for State Street Global Advisors, Anthony Cross Fund manager of Liontrust Special Situations and OO Ed Aram-Dixon Client Relationship Manager with Schroder Investment Management.

Psychiatry and Psychology Demystified - Representatives from these two fields, Dr Helen Andrews, Clinical Psychologist and Dr Mary di Lustro Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, will be talking about what their jobs involve and their career paths.

Careers with a Geography DegreeLily O’Higgins, Geography student at Sheffield University and Belinda Lau, an Environmental Science student at Nottingham University will be talking about the exciting career opportunities that are open after completing a Geography degree.

Employability Skills and ResourcesJon Mallott, Board Director of Group GTI, the UK’s leading provider of graduate and school leaver recruitment, holds a session to look at ways to improve employability and also share some useful resources.

Using your Gap Year to improve your Language Skills - Emily Lusty, Teacher of Modern Languages and organiser of overseas educational visits, gives a presentation to help maximise the opportunities of a GAP Year.

Interview preparation - There are two different sessions to help students. Firstly a Mock Interview session which will provide a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience being interviewed and to gain some top interview tips. Lancaster University are also hosting an Interview Skills Workshop, which will provide guidance on interview preparation.

Café Careers - The careers team will be available in the library to answer all questions about CVs or organising work experience. Cakes and Brownies are also on offer!

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