14th March 2017 – There was plenty taking place at Loreto College last week as part of National Careers Week.

A new newsletter was launched.  This will be published regularly from now on, giving information about forthcoming events as well as reminders of websites where students can find further advice.  New information was also added to the Careers displays in the Mary Ward entrance hall, the library, the Sixth Form area, and upstairs in St Joe’s.

Since International Women of the World Day was also celebrated last week, we made a point of inviting into school women who have been very successful in their careers.  A different talk was given to our students during every lunch break.  We are very grateful to the following visitors for giving up their time to share interesting and valuable career insights with our students:

Mrs Dempsey, Head of Ss Alban and Stephen Infant school

Ravneet Bermi, founder of Puddle Ducks Swim school

Dr Natalie Shenker, breast cancer researcher and HeartsMilkBank founder

Nina Sebastiane, founder of Feel Hot Yoga

Julie Grimes, founder of Jaguar White Recruitment

These speakers come from a variety of backgrounds, but all are passionate about what they do and have enjoyed great success.  Sometimes they have ended up in fields vastly different to those they had anticipated, but it was clear they always took advantage of previous experiences in new situations.  Their stories were also characterised by the fact that they never gave up when faced with setbacks.

A couple of our students were even lucky enough to be asked to contact the speaker for possible part-time work!

Nina Sebastiane

Juliet Grimes

Ravneet Bermi