On Monday 24th May PCS dedicated a week to delivering careers and post 16 information virtually to year 10 students. Career and industry focused lessons took place throughout the week.
We have been lucky to have virtual meetings with industry experts, such as Rampion Windfarm, who spoke in depth about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers as well as providing top tips for interviews and industry related training routes.
Her Honour Judge Venn, a civil Judge based in East Sussex, gave a tour of a law court and the defendant waiting area in a courthouse. She spoke in depth about careers in law and raised student aspirations with her enthusiasm about her career journey.
Nationwide gave a very interesting virtual presentation about careers in the finance industry and how you don't have to be ‘good at maths’ to work with that industry. Blue Leach, live music video director, spoke about the music industry and the famous faces he has worked with over the years- a very insightful, inspirational and fascinating insight into the world of live music production.
We also had Rachel Pearson, Founder of Brighton Digital Women. Her talk was based on the Digital Marketing world and also how we can start to raise young women's aspirations in a predominantly male industry.
As well as careers lessons, we have also introduced students to the range of college options available. We hosted virtual presentations from Plumpton, GB MET College, ASK Apprenticeships, BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music) as well as virtual tours of the main colleges within our local area.
On Thursday 27th May we ran study skills workshops. These were designed to support students in developing their independent learning skills in preparation for GCSEs, college and the world of work.
Although it is a different experience to a traditional work experience week, we have received positive feedback already from students and their parents. We hope students will feel much more confident about their next steps.
For any students who are overwhelmed by the range of available options, please let your form tutor know, so they can request a careers’ advice appointment with one of our trained advisers.