Career Talks & Presentations lunchtimes
As part of the careers programme at East Barnet School we have had several employers visiting our school to speak to our students. The employers give an overview of their day-to-activities and explore various pathways in their line of work. Interested students from all years usually attend. Criminal lawyers, bankers, accountants, fire fighters, NHS workers and representatives from the Arts Depot and Waitrose are some of the employers who have participated.
Work Experience Programme
As part of the Work Related Learning programme we offer work experience to all Year 10 students for two weeks in July. This is an excellent programme whereby students find a work placement through family or friends or by assistance of the school. Finding a placement on their own demonstrates the high level of independence and maturity that we encourage in our students, while attending interviews and experiencing the working environment is great practice for the future. Several students find part time work or gain Saturday jobs from their placements. Some students attend summer internships after their work placements, where they can build contacts which are essential in the modern world.
Opportunities for Year 11
Year 11 students are provided with the opportunity to attend the LSE (London School of Economics), UCL (University College London) or City university summer schools. Summer school is great for students because it gives them an idea of what university life is like. All Year 11s have a one-to-one careers interview where they can discuss their options and interests for the future.
Opportunities for Year 12
Students are invited to attend the ‘Pathways to Law’ programme run by LSE, which gives students an insight into developing a career in law working for companies such as Simmonds and Simmonds (top law firm).
Interested students are also invited to Cambridge university for an ‘Oxbridge Day’ at the Gonville and Caius college.
Several students have attended an Accountants Day at Ernst and Young, Accountants which allows them to explore opportunities in the world of accountants.
The above are some of the opportunities available at East Barnet School.
Skills London (Excel London) – 14th November 2015
Skills London was a very worthwhile experience. I was given advice and guidance on how to succeed in the world of work and how to get the best out of myself.
Mahmuud Mohamed, Year 12
The reason I decided to go was because I wanted to find out how the world of work really operates. It helped me greatly in obtaining a very strong idea of what I wish to do as a profession when I finish Sixth Form. I would have massively missed out if I didn’t go.
Seyar Khoram, Year 12