German Careers Fair

15 KHS students of German from Years 11 and 12, accompanied by me and Sandra Kelm-Pillemer, the German Language Assistant, took the Tube to Hyde Park Corner to attend the Careers Fair organised by the German Embassy. 

It was an opportunity for our students to get to know the representatives of German businesses, such as Hugo Boss, Commerzbank, Bayerische Landesbank, BASF, Bosch and Lidl, and find out how German could help them get a job at one of those companies and the students seized the opportunity enthusiastically, asking the business representatives pertinent questions and gathering useful information from them (including some really eco-friendly, German-designed pencils which can be “planted” after they are no longer of any use and they will then flower!!).

They also had the opportunity to design a German CV and take part in a quiz about Germany. An enjoyable and very informative morning was had by all!

Steven Vadgama, Head of German

Civil Service Career Day

civil_service_day_07032014_001On Friday 7th March, five Kingsbury High School students attended a career day at the Jack Petchey Academy in Hackney. The day was run by civil service volunteers from The Cabinet Office, the Department of Justice and HMRC.

Students participated in interactive sessions designed to give them a taste of a career in the civil service. After a speed networking session, they chose three of six taster workshops that ranged from composing statements for ministers in a crisis to a mock debate for the European Commission. In the afternoon they worked in teams to design a plan for a monument celebrating Great Britain, which was judged by a senior civil servant. The winning team stole the crown for being the only group to locate their monument outside London.

Thank you to Future First for recommending our students for the opportunity.