During their P4C lesson on Thursday 11 January, our Year 9 pupils were given the opportunity of meeting professionals from a variety of different career backgrounds. Our speakers talked to the pupils about their own careers and career journeys.
These included Dr Jo Horne - Healthcare Scientist, Southampton Hospital; Sian Prior - Marine Scientist; Nicola Eldridge - Dental Nurse; Mark Schofield - Lead Offering Solution Architect, DCX Technologies; James Richardson - Managing the Programme of Change, West Sussex CC Fire and Rescue Service; Marcus Mills - Detective Sergeant, Hampshire Police; Matthew Sheldon - Executive Director of Heritage, The National Museum, Royal Navy; Oliver Reynolds - Human Resources, Natures Way Foods; Mark Holl - Digital Programme Manager, HMRC; Jo Munns - Pharmacist, St Richard's Hospital; Lindsey Parslow - Business Owner, Mayfair Quarters; PC Sarah Pack - Sussex Police and Dr Jon Burden - Consultant Anaesthetist, Portsmouth Hospitals.
These sessions were designed to inform and help pupils gain an understanding of some of the very different careers available.
At Bishop Luffa we want all of our pupils to be encouraged to have the drive to succeed - to understand that hard work and determination equals success. Our Careers speakers were able to explain to pupils that their career journey did not always go to plan, sometimes hitting obstacles and difficulties, but by adopting the right attitude and ensuring they remained focussed they were able to achieve their desired career.
Employer engagement is so important to young people. It provides inspiration, and encourages pupils to raise their aspirations. Support in our careers sessions from parents, local businesses and organisations is so valuable. It allows us to run many successful lessons in school, including our mock interview sessions, CV writing workshops and our Enterprise Days. If you would like to be involved in any of these activities please do not hesitate to contact Emma Conway, Careers and Enterprise Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.