I Am Looking For

Year 6 Pupils Consider Careers

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There was an atmosphere of excitement in the Junior Girls’ School as Year 6 girls were joined by their counterparts from the Junior Boys’ School for an afternoon focused on careers. All pupils had the opportunity to enjoy four sessions, the majority led by alumni, in which they learned more about a range of occupations and professions.

Old Boy Ashish Chaudhry (Class of 1999) spoke about his job as a GP and more widely about working as a doctor and in medicine. Old Girl Samantha Williams (Class of 1995) is a Graphic Designer and Lecturer at Bolton University and was able to reveal what it is like to work in design. Old Boy Andy Walton (Class of 1987) is a recently retired police officer and talked about how the job has changed since he first started and what the police force looks for in applicants today. The fourth session was run by Charlotte Swindells and Aaron Saxton from UK Fast, who gave an insight into working in the tech sector and also into the wide variety of jobs available in one large company, from marketing to sales to media and even including roles on the legal team.

It was an interesting afternoon for the whole of Year 6 and no doubt gave the boys and girls plenty to consider for the future. The Careers Carousel is organised annually by the School’s Development Office and helps Junior School pupils to start thinking about the range of career options available to them.

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