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Our Year 9 Students Explore their Horizons

On Thursday 28th November some of our Year 9 Students attended a Careers Networking Event at Lord's Cricket Ground, to find out about the variety of careers London has to offer. Now in its fifth year, this Youth Careers Education Event Explore Your Horizons saw approximately 300 Year 9 students from different schools from all over London attend the Networking Event meeting hundreds of business volunteers. There was a great range of organisations and industries represented at the event including Vodafone, Fujitsu, Just Eat, Hilton, Transport for London, Make UK, KPMG and JP Morgan to name a few. 

The day consisted of a combination of speed networking, careers activities and workshops. During the morning, the students heard from speakers representing some of the key sectors in London. Then they spent some time practising talking about themselves to their peers. 

In the afternoon, the students put their newly developed skills to the test, networking with up to 270 business professionals from a variety of industries. Business volunteers were stationed on each table and talked to our students about what they do, the company they work for, their career path to date and answered any questions the students had. Each network lasted about 5 minutes, before rotating onto the next speed networking table.

Feedback from our some of our Students:

'This trip was inspiring it really broadened my mind to the options for my career and assured me that I was on the right path. It also helped me realise I needed to plan my career choices. The people at the event supported me by saying engineering is the future, I feel more confident in my choices.'

'It gave me an opportunity to learn about lots of industries I wouldn't have thought about otherwise'

'I learnt to step out of my comfort zone, and take every opportunity that comes my way'

'I enjoyed getting good advice and information from employers, it will help me in the future'

'It was a really eye opening experience and helped me experience and visualise what I wanted to do'

'It was a chance to meet people who have had many experiences in life'

'This experience has helped me so much, and for me to love what I want to do'

Some of our students had a clear plan for their future careers, some were still unsure, hopefully this event has helped them to find out more about the thousands of options available to them, inspire them about their future, broaden their horizons, raised their aspirations and explore different pathways. Thank you to Mrs Patel and Mrs Perren for organising and accompanying the students to this Event.

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

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