Pupils have enjoyed Summer work experience and talks from OGs

Summer Work Experience

Year 13 pupil George did his placement with Norwich stockbrokers, Barratt & Cooke.

This is a yearly opportunity that Barratt & Cooke offer to a Sixth Form pupil from both Gresham’s and Norwich School. To select the Gresham’s pupils interested, Mr Coventry, Mr Mack and Mrs Osborne invited applications, followed by interviews to make the process as realistic as possible.

Year 13 pupil Erin did work experience at Norwich Crown Court with OG Barrister Jeremy Dugdale (c & H 1981 – 87). Erin said “I found it really helpful to give me an insight into law and being a barrister. The court cases were very interesting and gave me a look into family and criminal law”.

Year 13 pupil Tillie did a superb two-week placement with Art History Abroad. Tillie writes, “my time on the Art History Abroad Southern Italy course was transformative and allowed me to immerse myself in Italian art, architecture, and culture. We began the course in Palermo and travelled north to Naples, stopping at Siracusa and Messina. The course left an incredible mark, deepening my understanding and appreciation of art. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and would recommend it.”

Nico A has secured a three-month position working at Leathes Prior Solicitors. He is gaining some great experience, working at the law firm as an Archiving Assistant. Nico has been working within the firm’s Wills Trust & Probate team on a project digitising client wills onto its Legal Management system. This will enable faster document access for lawyers and will enhance the experience Leathes Prior can provide to their clients.

Sixth Form Enrichment talks

Guest speaker, Ellie Ajao, graduate of Music from Royal Holloway, visited as part of Black History month to talk to pupils on her own musical journey and on the initiatives of the organisation Black Lives in Music.

Old Greshamians

OG William Osborne (OSH 1973 – 78) returned to have a fun and helpful discussion with current Sixth Form pupils interested in theatre studies, drama and music performance. Will shared helpful tips on authors, literature, film analysis and classic films to watch. He also offered to read and feed back on their scripts and short films.

Old Greshamians Frederick Todd (k & H 2015 – 22) and Alexander Claybourn (H 2017 – 22) returned via Teams to talk to current Year 13 pupils about their respective degree apprenticeships with investment banks, JP Morgan and JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) provider of real estate & investment management service. This was such a helpful, honest insight for current the pupils interested in a degree apprenticeship.

If you would like a Careers meeting please contact Sue Osborne, Head of Careers at [email protected]