We welcomed guests from Smith & Williamson, one of the UK’s largest accountancy firms, and English Heritage, to speak to our Year 11, 12 and 13 students about school leaver and graduate apprenticeships, as well as volunteering and the value of gaining qualifications.
Ms Thomas-Snell, Director of Sixth Form, said: “Thank you to Christopher Savage (Associate Director) and Julia Mills (Intern) at Smith and Williamson, for an informative yet entertaining presentation on internships and graduate apprenticeships in finance. It was a thoroughly interesting session and provided the tools for students to begin thinking about all avenues when they leave Embley.”
From English Heritage, students were greeted by Rachel Coman (Operations Assistant) who spoke about how volunteering not only benefits organisations, but the individuals who are volunteering themselves, to network, gain free skills training opportunities, as well as giving knowledge of different types of employment.
Dr Sebrell, Deputy Director of Sixth Form, said: “Ms Coman gave a fabulous presentation regarding how volunteering helps boost a CVs, inject interesting experiences into their UCAS statements relevant to what a student wishes to study, whilst also proving to universities of their high level of work ethic. Simultaneously, volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to give something back to your community.”
We hope that these experiences inspire our students to consider all possibilities for their potential career paths.