OGs have been inspiring pupils with their careers talks

In what has been a year of online events and Teams talks, there has been a real positive for our Careers department in building up superb working relations with the OG Development Team and embracing the OG network. This is a superb resource for offering advice, information, talks, work experience, mentoring, and future work. It is fantastic to build up great working relationships with OGs to inspire and help our current pupils with their future.

This summer term, OGs have been fantastic and have given their time in support and advice to current pupils on their pathways and how to enter their industry sector:

Veterinary – OG Dr. James Carmalt graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and then completed an internship in large animal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM)

Music – OG Pete Blyth https://peteblyth.com and OG James Farnell http://www.fretlessaudio.com/

Media – OG Pascal Dalton, SVP Licensing, ITV Studios Global Entertainment – organised talks with colleagues who manage the ITV social media channels.

Gap Year travel – OG Isy Erixon gave a fascinating insight into her gap year travels which she did after graduating from her History of Art Degree.

Studying at University in South Africa – OG Ben Dugdale talked about his journey to studying at University in Cape Town.

AAT Accountancy Apprenticeship – OG Jack Small talked about his higher level apprenticeship with Accountants, Larking Gowen.

Architecture work experience – OG Robert Dale linked Careers with Purcell UK https://www.purcelluk.com/ the architects working with the Gresham’s Pre-Prep School. A number of current Year 12 pupils interested in architecture will be doing work experience with Purcell during the summer.

In the next academic year, the Careers department will be working with our STEAM coordinator, Robert Hazelwood, to organise careers events and speakers to embrace future roles in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths

For further Careers information or guidance, please contact Careers Coordinator, Sue Osborne at [email protected]