Learning to work together to solve problems and preparing for job interviews were just two of the many areas brought together for the Sixth Form’s Employability and Careers Day, which was delivered to Year 12 students by several external organisations, members of the Sixth Form team and former students.
In a series of workshops, students were introduced to aspects of the employment process, such as writing CVs and covering letters, performing well at interview, negotiating assessment centre problem-solving tasks and preparing for graduate scheme applications. In addition, students received advice about apprenticeship schemes (including degree apprenticeships) and what employers are looking for in the candidates that apply to them.
The Sixth Form says thank you to the organisations that supported this event: Montium Training; Pathways CTM and City Insights; Amazing Apprenticeships; Dynamic Training; and Brent Connexions. We were also grateful to four former students – members of the school’s Future First alumni community – who returned to support our current students: Darshan Chotani (investment banker, Santander); Omar Rasul (auditor at KPMG); Yusef Badi (researcher in Computational Biology); and Natalie Garces-Bovett (assistant producer, Nuffield Southampton Theatres).
This was the last piece of the jigsaw in our progression support for Sixth Form students this year, having worked with the students on aspects of the UCAS process, taken students to universities (Westminster, Hertfordshire and Reading) and brought universities into school (Brunel, City, Leicester and Roehampton). We have tried to ensure that Sixth Form students are fully informed for the next step in their lives, whichever route they wish to take. These events followed earlier sessions throughout the year about preparing for life after sixth form: stress management, meditation, healthy eating, surviving university, radicalisation, and the job market today and in the future.