Category: Careers

Your Future Career

28th February 2022

On Friday 25th February, seven guest speakers attended King Edward’s for a ‘Your Future Career’ event, for Pre-Sixth and Sixth Form pupils. The afternoon, organised by our Head of Careers, Mrs Davies, allowed pupils to receive insights and interactive support from working professionals about career prospects, all of which are Old Witleians or part of…

NHS Careers Event a Success at King Edward’s

6th December 2021

In a fast moving, funny and exciting show focusing on the hugely wide variety of career options within the NHS, three actors from Enact Solutions gave an inspirational performance to the 3rd Form in Charter Hall this morning. The National Health Service is the 5th largest employer in the world. With a total of over…

Visit to the Buildings Craft College

18th November 2021

This afternoon, Thursday 18th November, Mrs Moira Davies, Head of Careers and Further Education, accompanied two Upper Sixth Form pupils, Quinn and Corin on a visit to the Buildings Craft College (BCC) in East London. A fascinating few hours which included a tour of the college to learn more about the core skills training courses…

Oxford University Trip

20th September 2021

On Saturday 18th September, our 5th Form and Sixth Form pupils visited Oxford University as part of our Oxbridge programme. During the visit, they were warmly welcomed by former IB pupil Marcus who has just started his BA in History and Politics. Whilst there, pupils explored the University, including a trip up the many stairs…

London Careers Festival 2021

2nd July 2021

The London Careers Festival (LCF) is an annual summer event run by the City of London which aims to connect pupils in primary and secondary schools, as well as those aged 16 – 19, to the world of work. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year the London Careers Festival was delivered virtually. Thanks…

“Your Careers Future in…” Sports

19th March 2021

As part of the ‘Your Careers Future…’ series hosted by our Careers Department, Jason Thomas, Regional Recruitment Manager at UCFB, talked to Elite Performance Pathway 3rd to Sixth Form pupils about his careers journey, and careers in sports more generally. Jason grew up in Fulham, London and explained how he struggled in school, only excelling…

“Your Careers Future in…” Performing Arts

12th March 2021

The latest in the “Your Careers Future” series of talks focused on careers in the Performing Arts. Two speakers from different areas of the Performing Arts industry talked about their journeys in their careers, and well as tips and tricks on how to succeed. First to speak was Philip Glassborow, writer and director. Starting off…

NASA and Cyber Security Zoom in

11th March 2021

The first female NASA Engineer and two Senior Intelligence Officers captivated the 4th to Sixth Form pupils’ attention at the first of two Careers Lectures last week via zoom.  Bonnie Huval who gave a fascinating recount of her life and career at NASA. Born in Texas, and the second only person in her family to go…

Sneak-a-Peek Barrister and Solicitor Talk

2nd December 2020

On Tuesday 1st December, our Careers Department held their next event in the careers Sneak-A-Peek series. This time the pupils in the session heard from two Old Witleians who work in Law; one a Barrister and the other a trainee Solicitor. The session was held over Zoom to accommodate pupils in the 4th, 5th and…

Careers Sneak-a-Peek – UpSkill Me

24th September 2020

The first speaker in the Foundation for Life Sneak-A-Peek Speaker Series was guest speaker, entrepreneur, and old Witleian, Lucy Cranwell-Ward. Lucy’s presentation, focusing on entrepreneurship, was presented to our Upper and Lower Sixth Form last week. Lucy gave pupils insights into different career pathways, as well as tips in finding the career path that is…

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