Can you help with Hurst careers?

Jul 24, 2019

We are looking for OJs, parents and friends of the College who are willing to share their experiences to support and inspire our current pupils through our award-winning ‘Careers Hurst’ Programme. 

Your generous support makes our careers programme what it is. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received and warmly welcome any new offers or partners from all professions.

 Careers Hurst' Speed Talk Events

  • A profession speed talk event with up to six guest speakers each hosting a table of up to 7 pupils, hopefully from differing fields within the same profession area, aimed primarily at giving our pupils from Shell (Yr. 9) to UVIth (Yr. 13) an insight into specific career areas, and how they might best gain access to and succeed in those careers
  • Every 10-minutes the pupils move round to the next table so that, by the end of the hour, they'll have met and engaged with six hosts within that profession. Absolutely not a career talk and so nothing to prepare in advance, an opportunity to sit round a table and talk freely, answer questions and share information.
  • The event timing is: 18:30 arrival and welcome with an opportunity of meeting the other hosts before the pupils arrive at 18:50. The event commences promptly at 19:00 with 10 minute rotations finishing at 20:00. 

Dates and professions for Michaelmas term:

September 2019

2nd Medical careers

5th Veterinary careers

9th Finance and Financial Services careers

12th TV, Film, Production, Directing

16th Law

17th Engineering and STEM careers

23rd PR, Journalism and Marketing Communications careers

26th IT and Technology careers

30th Sports careers – including sports people, sports therapies, sports psychology

October 2019

1st Aviation careers

3rd Property careers

Additionally, we are looking for help with our medical and veterinary interview practice sessions e.g. panel interviews and Steeplechase.

Medical panel - 27 September, 4:30-6pm and Vet interview - 8 November, 5-6:00pm


Work placement Programme 2020

Would you be able to take on a very willing, interested and engaged L6th student for some work experience during the holidays -  Easter, summer half term or summer holidays 2020? Our current placements range from just a day to one or two weeks and all pupils are put through a rigorous selection process. If they are interested in applying for a position they must do so by submitting their CV and are then interviewed often going through a 1st and 2nd round. The pupils not only, if successful, benefit from the work experience but also learn the process of job application


How do I get involved?

Contact Careers Adviser, Tania Fielden on as soon as possible if you would like to confirm. We are looking for a full and diverse range of career introduction to our pupils and so are interested in hearing from you no matter what your background is. Equally if you know of anyone who may like to support our programme please do pass this request on!

Thank you again for your support . We know how fortunate we are to have you on board and helping us make our 2019-20 programme the best is can be!




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