12th March 2018 – We were delighted to receive several guests at Loreto last week in support of National Careers Week.  The students participated in a variety of careers-related activities during assemblies and form time.

Sixth Form students heard from Louise Marron and Sam Stanbridge from AECOM who talked about their roles as engineers and about the challenges and opportunities they have encountered in their careers as female engineers.

Year 10 and 11 pupils heard from Kim Everitt who is a member of the Women’s Engineering Society.  She talked about the different ways in which students might start preparing for a career in automotive engineering.

Year 9 pupils were fortunate enough to hear from Dr Kristen Coppin who is an astrophysicist at the University of Hertfordshire.  She inspired students to explore careers in which they can learn about space technology.  She also talked about her own career path and the challenges she has faced along the way.

Sixth Form students attended the Apprenticeship Show at the University of Hertfordshire, where they learnt about the many apprenticeship opportunities on offer in the local area.

Year 7 pupils did a lovely activity with the Sixth Form Prefects and discussed their career aspirations. We were impressed by the many and varied ideas which Year 7 have about what they wish to do in the future!