Shortly after the Advent Half Term, Fifth Form pupils and parents attended the annual Lancing College Careers Day. This event aims to give pupils the chance to find out more about possible career paths by attending workshops hosted by industry experts, including OLs.
We welcomed 14 speakers from a range of interesting sectors such as engineering, law, medicine and financial services. Speakers gave pupils an insight into their own careers, what they had learnt along the way and discussed possible entry routes into their professions. They also advised pupils on important skills to acquire and the most relevant work experience.
Pupils agreed that doing their online Morrisby Profile ahead of Careers Day was very helpful in deciding which sessions to attend. Both Careers Day and the Morrisby Assessment form part of the recently launched My Future programme, which is embedded across the whole school and aims to support pupils in exploring and achieving their career goals.
Commenting on the day Diana Cree, Director of External Relations, said:
'The My Future programme has brought together a coherent approach to supporting our pupils in thinking about their personal and professional ambitions after Lancing. This is a three year programme which includes group activities, highly personalised support and parental engagement. The really positive feedback from this event is already demonstrating the benefits of our new approach.'
The sessions received plenty of positive feedback from pupils; they particularly enjoyed getting the opportunity to speak to professionals about their personal experiences and learning about different aspects of their roles.
Parents also found the day interesting and informative:
'As parents, we really value the scope of experiences you make available to Lancing students at this young age. These sessions invoke new conversations between parents and children; for example, our son told us he was inspired that through third sector work he could combine medicine and travel!'
Fifth Form parent