6th form Step Up To Careers
Following research to determine the career paths of particular interest to our students, a "Step up to Careers" day was created with the support of many experienced individuals from a variety of disciplines. Each provided a series of workshops throughout the morning with students learning key information about the sector, the required skills & qualifications through to the responsibilities and tasks in a typical day. In the afternoon a specially created workshop by Accenture addressing C.V.’s, application letters & interview skills enabled the students to gain some crucial tips to hone these skills and increase their confidence in preparing for their future.
What our students had to say: It opened my eyes to the media industry it’s what I want to do now, a career path I’m interested in & useful to learn about the different events that occur, I gained more info which encouraged me to do medicine, I understood more about business & that this could be a career option for me now, I know this is what I want to do in my future & I got a good idea of police roles and experiences, it convinced me to take law as a career, this has helped me to understand more about accountancy and the different ways that I could get my qualifications, it’s made me think more about teaching there was lots of advice.
Gumley House Convent School would like to thank:
P.C. Phil Beal from the Metropolitan Police
Edmund Boyle from St. Mary’s University College
Nicola Doran from Osborne Clarke
Dr. Jo Hayter from St. Peter’s Hospital
Sherika Ranasinghe from Nottingham University
Alison Reed from Great Ormond Street Hospital
Donna Rogers from Xerox
Raquel Siganporia from Bolt Burdon Kemp
Dan Whitmarsh & Jess Chivers from Mediacom
Steve Woolley, Carys Evans, Rebecca Freeman, Nadia Krige & Asma Younis from Accenture
An additional thank you to Accenture for all their work in also creating such an insightful skills session.