In advance of Careers Week, which begins on the 15 March, the School is running a competition for pupils from Fourth Year to Upper Sixth. The prize for the winning entry will be a £165 work-experience programme provided by InvestIn. Based in London, but also providing courses online, InvestIn offer immersive career experiences to students aged 15-18 across 20 different career sectors, including STEM-related professions such as medicine, computer science and investment banking, through to careers in creative industries, law and politics. The programmes are run by experienced professionals who aim to provide pupils with some key foundations in their chosen career before they start university.
Competition entrants are invited to focus on a career in which they are interested (e.g. law, journalism, engineering, finance, etc) and create a response in any format – for example an essay, video or piece of artwork. It is hoped that the submitted piece of work will encourage boys to explore different industry sectors and assess what skills are best suited for these career paths.
The closing date is 5pm on Sunday 14 March and entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries will be judged on insight shown into a chosen career and the relevant personal skills demonstrated in the piece of work. The first place prize is an InvestIN course of the pupil’s choice worth £165, which they will be able to include on their CV. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded.