Learning from your experience: can you help current pupils at our Careers Convention?

The School is keen to hear from old boys who can provide advice about their own profession at this autumn’s Year 11 Careers Convention.

Record numbers of Old Elizabethans volunteered their support in 2017 and there is already significant interest for this year’s event on Thursday 22nd November. The Careers Convention is aimed both at Year 11 boys and their parents.

Headmaster Neil Enright said: “There is still time for volunteers to come forward for the Careers Convention: we would be delighted to hear from OEs from the broadest range of professional backgrounds.

“Taking part is an excellent way of ‘giving something back’ to the School by helping current pupils as they begin to plan their next steps and eventual careers.

“There will be a drinks & canapés reception beforehand for all participating alumni. We may also be able to lay on a quick tour of the School campus for those who would like to see how things have changed since their own School days. Do please get in touch if you would like to help, or to find out more.”

Volunteers can get in touch via alumni@qebarnet.co.uk.

Besides the Careers Convention and Old Elizabethans Association Dinner, Mr Enright also gave early notice of two School events towards the end of this term to which alumni are specifically invited.

“There was a cracking atmosphere at our rugby fixture against Habs at Allianz Park last year, and I know that the OEs who came along had a thoroughly good time. With our First XV looking to avenge last year’s narrow defeat, this year’s meeting at the magnificent home of Saracens promises to be just as enjoyable. I look forward to seeing OEs there on Wednesday 12th December, when the bar will be open for food and drinks.

“A week later, on Wednesday 19th December we will also be very pleased to welcome old boys of all ages to our Carol Service in the parish church, which is preceded by a reception in Tudor Hall. Not only is the service one of our festive highlights, but the reception is also a great opportunity for OEs to experience the School’s original Tudor home – and, of course, the timing is perfect for those home from university for the holidays.”