Careers Evening

Community

Once again, the KGS Careers Evening was a huge success. We had close to 500 students and parents attending the event, and over 40 different careers being represented by 50 different speakers.

Talks ranged from Accountancy, Acting, Advertising and Architecture to Scientific Research, Social Work, Teaching and Veterinary Medicine, taking in everything in-between!

The talks were engaging and informative, giving students an excellent insight into career opportunities, and a broader careers education. Once again the talks were followed by the Careers Fair which packed out the Hall and the Hattersley Room during the second half of the evening. This again proved an excellent format, giving students a chance to talk to speakers individually, get a more in-depth look into that career area, as well as asking about potential work experience.  Particular thanks must go to those who helped make the evening such a success.

Old Kingstonians continue to be a central part of the evening, many of whom contribute regularly to not only our Careers events but also to other aspects of school life. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to welcome them back to KGS for the evening, and appreciate how much they give back. The event also couldn't provide such a range of interesting careers talks without the help of parents, who represented 28 different careers this year. Thank you very much for the help you offered, particularly those who were dashing between their own talks and accompanying children to other sessions. Finally, thank you to the staff who were involved for finding speakers to talk on some areas or volunteering themselves in others. The whole evening requires a large number of people to give of their time and expertise, and this has been greatly appreciated by all those involved, the students in particular.

If you did attend the evening and have not yet done so, please do send us an email with your feedback, to enable us to make the event even better next year. 

Mr SR Morris, Assistant Director of Careers