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Preparing Pupils for Life After King's

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The Lent Term is always a busy one for our Careers department. From 1:1 tuition to summer job applications, apprenticeship research to CV writing, there is always something our pupils are doing to prepare themselves for life after King’s.

Throughout this term we have also been continuing our Careers Breakfasts; early morning workshops which see local professionals deliver careers-based presentations to pupils across all year groups. Highlights from this year included Helen Noel, Head of Marketing for Pardoe’s Solicitors and Creative Director of Brand and Soul, who delivered an energetic pitch encouraging attendees to consider everyday branding, perception, and product placement, as well as our own Head of Marketing, Steve King who ignited in our pupils a real interest in coding.

Last week we celebrated National Careers Week, emphasising the support and guidance our pupils receive throughout their education. CV building and cover letter drop-in workshops ran throughout the week, alongside mock interviews with various members of staff.

The best part of the week, however, had to be the visit from a former pupil who spoke to the pupils about his career in the Royal Marines. His talk covered everything from the application process to the highs and lows of the job. He nostalgically relayed some of his school memories and referred to the “brotherhood” of boarding school, drawing similarities between that of his education and the close friendships forged in the Marines.

Head of Careers, Clare Lewis said: “He spoke with eloquence, calmness and humour. As an observer to this inspiring, feel-good talk, I felt incredibly proud knowing that such a polished young man was a product of a wonderfully happy school experience at King’s.”

Earlier this week, 107 Fifth Form pupils also attended the Taunton Independent Schools’ Careers Convention, held at nearby Taunton School. Over 50 delegates from various industries and organisations attended the event, granting pupils the opportunity to ask their most burning questions. Upcoming events include two apprenticeship presentations, and a talk from Burnett Global Education.

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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