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Sixth Form Careers Spotlight Event

We had our second virtual Sixth Form Careers Spotlight Event of this academic year on 17 February.

Our students enjoyed hearing from two accomplished alumnae.

The first careers talk came from a Senior Associate Corporate Strategy at Condé Nast. The discussion centred around making the most of your university experience if that was the chosen route post-Sixth Form. The girls were encouraged to use all careers guidance whilst at university, also noting that participation in societies can enhance your CV as evidence of leadership and organisational skills. Based on their own experience, our alumnae encouraged the students to identify work environments that would suit them and to consider the workplace values that are important to them individually. Crucially, it was emphasised that your first job after university might not be what you want to do in the long term, but it should be considered a stepping stone to your desired career. Our students asked some excellent questions, discussing the added value in studying abroad or opting for an industrial placement year. An important topic to our students was the role of women in business, and they were firmly encouraged to "break that glass ceiling".

The second talk came from a current engineering student at the University of Cambridge in her placement year at Williams Racing. This year we have a number of pupils interested in engineering, so this was a valuable opportunity to learn more about this subject and the career pathways which could be available to them. We thank our valued speakers for giving time to participate in this event. Stay tuned to our social channels for more events like this in the future.

- Emily Jennings