My Future Pathways is part of the careers programme and is an annual event for students in year 11. This is an exciting time for many year 11s as they are on the cusp of considering what exciting options lay ahead of school life for them; some may be confused about what they are truly interested in doing next; some may have a very clear idea of life beyond year 11 and some will already have their career pathway mapped out! Whatever stage year 11s are at there was something to suit everybody on the day.
We took our lead from student feedback about their interests and the careers they wanted to hear more about. We were incredibly pleased with the variety of professions and pathways represented on the day.
Students pre-selected their preferred sessions and their personal timetable was issued in preparation for the day. The event took place in the Bradbury building, our Post 16 base, and from 8.15 – 2.45 the building was buzzing with students.
Guest speakers from the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University, our very own Post 16, NCN and Confetti talked about a variety of possible pathways following on from year 11. Professionals from a variety of careers shared the pathway they took to get to where they are today, such as Sarah Teale, newsreader at the BBC, talked about her career pathway as well as the range of careers in the BBC. Students engaged and listened with interest to speakers from the world of medicine, teaching, finance, architecture, law, photography, hair & beauty, construction, psychology, creative media, careers in Boots and even how to set up your own business. My Future Pathways was an inspiring day for many.
The careers programme continues with:
Sixth Form Open Evening for year 11 on Tues 11 October
121 Inspire interviews 31 Oct - January
Mock interviews Thurs 1 and Tues 2 December
My favourite session was Boots because I learnt about HR and that is what I want to get into. It was very beneficial – Becky Beresford
6th form session was very good. I learnt about how it works and what’s needed to get in, as well as what they offer – Lewis Kay
I learnt about the routes into careers and found the 6th form session very informative – Ella Rowson
Quite important to get an insight into what university is all about, and to learn about the options for the next 5 years of your life - Bradley Saywell
It was amazing - Lauren Ward
I learnt that an apprenticeship can be well paid and can offer long term career prospects - Amaan Razak
It was a very useful learning experience and I enjoyed it - Alex Forster
I really enjoyed it. The law session was the best! - Florence Reed: