Fifth Year engage in 'Learning to Work' careers conference

It is never too early to explore a student’s pathway from St George’s into higher education and work careers. There is so much more choice in what young people have on offer to them in higher education and employment routes these days and it is important to help them establish ‘Why’ they are making these choices through impartial guidance.

On Monday 10 December the Career Department at St George's College created a special event aimed to help the Fifth Year explore their future work choices and in turn, help them make the correct choices for their A Levels.

The 'Learning to Work' conference aimed to help de-mystify the world of work and some of the routes to get there. By exploring students' employment hopes and ideas further, they can check they have all the A Level subjects needed to apply for their course or ideal job and have no regrets later on.

St George's partnered with the Learning to Work non-profit organisation to support our objectives and offer our students access to a panel of recent graduates and apprentices who work for a number of local companies and organisations, including: Mclaren, 02, Cisco, Jacobs, BA, Runnymeade Council and VM Ware.

The students took part in specially designed workshops and breakout sessions designed to prepare them for future careers, explain the importance of work experience, how organisations are structured and learn how to network to create future opportunities.

The Fifth Year students were engaged throughout the day and asked fantastic questions in both a Q&A panel session and in breakout workshop groups. St George's would like to thank all those at Learning to Work for coming in to deliver the conference, as well as the recent graduates and apprentices who shared their insights and wisdom with the students.

11 December 2018

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