CAREERS WEEK 23RD – 27TH JANUARY
The aim of Careers Week was to raise student aspirations whilst giving them an insight into a range of different career sectors. Students were asked about the career sectors that appealed to them the most and employers, training providers and local colleges from those “Sectors” were invited to deliver a range of career presentations.
Monday 23rd January
The week began with a presentation on “Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths” delivered by Caroline John from Graphic Science. This popular talk was attended by over 50 students who were keen to find out about where their interest in STEM subjects could take them. Caroline pointed out the skills shortage areas within the labour market and the wide range of careers that will be in demand in the future.
Duncan Willougby and colleagues from Gloucestershire College delivered a presentation on “College courses and Apprenticeships” available at Gloucestershire College to a group of students interested in a more vocational pathway.
Tuesday 24th January
Jo Thomas from Worcester University gave a very insightful presentation on “Careers in Nursing” and the skills and attributes of a good nurse. Over 40 students attended the presentation and all were fascinated about the wide range of duties and responsibilities nurses undertake.
Georgia Grant, St Peter’s Alumni, spoke passionately about her experience of being an “Apprentice in the NHS”. She was able to give students an insight into her work as well as the wide range of local Apprenticeship opportunities available in the NHS.
Russell Warner and Sam Holliday delivered an “inspirational” presentation on “Self- Employment/entrepreneurialism” to a group of year 11 and sixth form students.
Wednesday 25th January
Charles Russell Speechlys Solicitors gave a very informative presentation on “Careers in Law” to a large audience of 65 students.
“What Employers are looking for” Kiki Kirby, a self-employed Job Coach spoke to 30 students about the skills and qualities employers are looking for and how to exceed at interviews.
“ Careers in Teaching” presented by Recently Qualified Teachers gave an overview of the wide range of training and education routes into teaching.
Thursday 26th January
“Careers in Animal Management” Grace Watkins Head of the Animal Care Department at Hartpury College encouraged students to think about the wide range of animal care careers available as well as giving them an insight into the specialist animal care courses available at Hartpury College. Grace was accompanied by a lively little tortoise who proved a hit with the Students.
“Hairdressing and Barbering Apprenticeships” Dean Bridge from UKTD a national training provider for hairdressing/ barbering talked to a small group of students considering hairdressing and barbering as a career. Dean offered to help students find a Saturday job in a salon to gain experience within this sector and which could possibly lead to Apprenticeship opportunities.
Friday 27th January
“Careers in the Army” Delivered by Mark Sharman and his colleague from the Army Careers. This popular presentation was attended by over 70 students, keen to find out about the wide range of job roles within the Army.