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Careers and University Event 2019

Careers and University Event 2019

Last Tuesday, the Careers Department opened up Great School and Little School to a number of businesses and universities, interested in informing students about different career paths.

The evening opened with various seminars taking place across the school. Examples of these included “Careers in the Civil Service and Fast Stream”, “Student Life”, and “An Introduction to Apprenticeships”.

These seminars provided the opportunity for students and parents to listen and ask questions to our guest speakers, allowing them to understand some of the wide-ranging options that are presented to students after they finish their education.

In Great School and Little School, stalls were set up with representatives from career paths and businesses, such as Birketts, Focus, Jacksons and Facta PR to name just a few. Students could talk to members in their field, having their questions answered and getting a real understanding of what it was like to work for a certain employer or in a certain role.

As well as this, this year Ipswich School hosted the largest number of universities than any previous careers event, with representatives from ten universities attending. This allowed students who spoke to the representatives to receive answers to the questions that they may have had about university studies and life. Local businesses also joined, with Rainbow Pharmacy, based in Ipswich and Ingleton Wood from Colchester.

Mr Boyle, from the Careers Department, said: “The event made a great evening, and built on the success of previous years’ exhibits from a local, regional and national level, with the most exhibitors we have ever had. It was great to see so many Old Ipswichians turning up as well, with Amy Bolton from Willis Towers-Watson, Tim Keeble from KLH Architects and Hugo Mortimer, who came with Whybrow. I’d also like to say a big thank you to Steve Runnacles, who has represented Ensors and been a stalwart of the Careers Conventions from day one!”

We would like to thank all of the exhibitors and speakers for kindly giving up their evening to attend the event, Mr Boyle for arranging the exhibition, Mrs Levick for organising the seminar speakers, and everyone who attended.

You can see a gallery of photos from the event here.

Report: Ben and Sam, Year 11
Photographs: Henry, Year 12

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