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Catmose College in Oakham hosts virtual careers sessions for 750 pupils

More than 750 pupils at Catmose College attended three virtual careers sessions.

The event was an idea posed by the Oakham school’s careers team, with the assistance of parents and links within the local community, and came to fruition as part of the National Careers Week’s Empowering Positive Change Through Careers Education.

Those giving talks were a news producer, engineer, doctor, author, banker, police officer, cinematographer, personal trainer, agriculture and landscaper, university student, accountant, newspaper editor, RAF personnel, professionals working in marketing and PR, recruitment, occupational health, logistics, retail and business, the travel industry, childcare, hair and beauty, horse racing, and Army working dogs.

Catmose College. Photo: Google
Catmose College. Photo: Google

Assistant principal Mark Smith said: “Our students heard potential career and training routes into a variety of industries.

“A unique chat area was set up for students to ask questions of the speakers.

“The careers team arranged this event to inspire our students to think ‘outside the box’ and reflect on the different opportunities that exist for them.

“In feedback, over 98 per cent of students said they were satisfied with the event.”

A parent said: “All three talks my child attended gave some hints about options for the future.

“I am especially thankful to the author for her advice and tips to budding writers.”

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