Virtual Careers Day inspires students to aim high for the future
A very successful Careers and Higher Education Day encouraged Sixth Form students to explore the opportunities open to them when they leave college next year.
Due to social distancing guidelines, the event was held virtually with industry experts and university admissions officers taking part in live webinars and pre-recorded presentations, instead of coming into college to talk to students.
The motivational sessions, which were accessible from home computers or from mobile devices, were designed to give ideas and information on the next steps into a career or a university course.
The live webinars included:
- Applying to University
- Applying to Cambridge and Oxford
- Amazing Apprenticeships
- Employability and Interview Skills – by TfL
- Fast Stream Programme at the Civil Service
- Police Degree Apprenticeship Programme by the MET Police
- Careers in the NHS
There were also pre-recorded presentations and talks from various universities including Warwick, Kent and Plymouth, as well as numerous sessions covering a wide range of careers, such as Investment Banking with UBS and JP Morgan; Creative Advertising with Ogilvy; Law with Clifford Chance and Dentons; Professional Services with PwC, KPMG and Europa Capital; and Science and Engineering with MBDA and GSK – and many more.
Students then had the chance to ask the specialists individual questions and were given contact details for any further advice they needed.
The event received a huge thumbs-up from students. One said: “There was so much useful information about the different apprenticeships available and how to apply for them, and it was great that we could ask questions live and get answers there and then.”
Another said: “It was a good experience. I found the sessions on applying to university helpful because they gave ideas on what course to pick and where to go. I also learnt a lot about what the application process involves.”
The event was organised by the Sixth Form’s award-winning CUBE (Careers, University, Business and Employment) which offers students help with CVs, mock interviews, apprenticeship and UCAS applications throughout the year.
Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page