Year 9 Speed Careers

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We teamed up with Business Education Events and were delighted to invite 14 guest speakers to the school to work with our fantastic Year 9 students for a fast-paced and impactful workshop on the world of work, careers and money. Architects, doctors, engineers, business experts (and many more) joined the students to discuss all things work related, from qualifications, interests and hobbies, to career routes and future aspirations.

Working in groups, business volunteers spent six minutes with each table (think speed dating, but speed careers!), and talked to your students. Students were sharp, engaging with a wide range of professionals in the room, asking insightful questions and making their mark.

After the first session, the volunteers gave examples of why they thought our students were great, and they included: great eye contact – better than professional business people, fantastic, warming smiles and insightful questions about sustainability in architecture!

We asked the organisers what they thought about the day spent with our Year 9 students:

The business volunteers had a blast! The students were full of curiosity and insightful questions. What an absolute pleasure working in your brilliant school. We were welcomed warmly, treated with exceptional hospitality and all of us would come back to support the work-related journey of your amazing young people in a heart-beat!

Business Education Events
business volunteers at east barnet school for a career day

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