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Careers Convention 2019

An important part of the School's careers provision is the biennial Careers Convention, which this year was hosted at the end of the Lent Term.
18 Mar 2019
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An important part of the School’s careers provision is the biennial Careers Convention. This year’s event proved to be an inspirational and informative morning for the School’s students.  A blend of local and national employers, Old Suttonians, current parents, Higher Education providers and STEM ambassadors graciously gave their time to impart some of the knowledge and passion that they have for their chosen careers to our young people.  

The Sutton Valence community has a common educational experience but demonstrates that there is an enormous range of career openings available, with each giving a very different experience of working life.  This year, the range of careers represented was vast, from mechanical engineering to osteopathy, from accountancy to law and from interior design to policing.

We are grateful to Old Suttonians Michael Adebiyi (2015 M), Peter Bannister (2013 H), Christian Broadhurst (2013 C), Sygun Nepp [née Pokrantz] (1989 V), Jeremy Pilgrim (1972 W), John Randolph (1975 F), Daniel Robinson (2014 W), Hannah Royer (2012 C), Robert Sinclair (1967 M), James Slaughter (1992 F), Professor Alastair Thomas (1967 L) and Chris Vernon (2010 H) for giving up their time so readily to get involved with the event. For the current pupils, the chance to hear from alumni, many of whom attended Careers Conventions themselves as pupils, was all the more motivating.

The vibrant atmosphere engendered in Cornwallis by our participants succeeded in enthusing many of our students and we are very appreciative of the time and effort they put in to this event.  These occasions give many of our students their first glimpse into the world of work and in the past they have often proved to be inspirational in the chosen career path for some. Thank you again to all those who made the event possible.

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