Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre welcomed a wide variety of representatives from industries through its doors last week on Thursday 22nd June 2017 for a Business Seminar for Sixth Form students.
Caroline Courtland-Smith, Homewood’s Careers Coordinator, who arranged the seminar explained, “the aims of the event were to bridge the gap between business and education. It also gave the students the chance to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace and in addition, by having these industry representatives talk about their companies, it showed students the variety of job roles within different businesses. The delegates talked about the wide ranging pathways into various careers and it enabled networking opportunities for the businesses involved, the school and Sixth Form students regarding work placements, apprenticeships and further opportunities.”
Industry sectors that were represented included:
Construction & the Built Environment, COMPANY – Trac,
SPEAKER - Clare Clifford, Business Development Executive
Construction & the Built Environment, COMPANY – Bouygues
SPEAKER - Nicholas Fowler, Head of External Training & Skills
Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing, Environmental Technologies & Energy, COMPANY – Waterloo
SPEAKER - Alan Smith, Commercial Manager
Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism & Transport, COMPANY – Little Silver Country Hotel
SPEAKER – Charli Luke, Manager
Healthcare, COMPANY – Tenterden & District Day Centre
SPEAKER - Liz Thorne, Chief Executive Officer
Creative & Media, COMPANY – Detective Agency
SPEAKER - Emma Tilbeam, Senior Website/Graphic Designer
Financial Services, COMPANY – Royal Bank of Scotland
SPEAKER - Simon Burrows – Chartered Financial Planner, Wealth Manager
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre would like to say a huge thank you to all speakers. They say that without their time, commitment and passion, the event would not have been such a success.
Plans are already underway to host a bigger and even better one in the new academic year!