Forty-six Old Elizabethans, parents and other representatives drawn from a broad range of professions gave QE boys and their parents expert help in planning their futures at the School’s 2017 Careers Convention.
A major Year 11 event, it seeks both to pr ovide detailed information about career paths that boys and their parents are already considering and to encourage them to consider fresh options as well.
Headmaster Neil Enright said: “This was a thoroughly successful evening. We had a very large number of guests, and conversations with a number of boys since the convention suggest that they found it very useful, particularly enjoying meeting our many visiting OEs.
“A significant number of our boys will undoubtedly become lawyers or medics, and the stalls hosting representatives of these professions were certainly busy. However, our leavers, in fact, follow very diverse career options, so I was equally pleased to welcome visitors from the creative industries and the public sector, to name just two.
“My thanks go to all of the guests who gave up their time to assist the next generation and to my colleagues for organising such a large event.”
The Careers Convention was based in the Shearly Hall, where most of the representatives were based for the evening and were available for conversations with the Year 11 boys and their parents.
They were grouped into the following areas:
- Banking and Finance
- Built Environment
- Creative Arts and Media
- Professional Services
- Public Sector
There were also eight 20-minute talks given in nearby classrooms on topics ranging from Dentistry and Life in the City to Study Abroad.
The evening had begun with an opportunity for the OEs and other guests to meet each other for wine and canapés in the School’s Café 1573 prior to the arrival of the boys and their parents.