As part of their careers advice programme, a group of students at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) recently enjoyed a visit from former student Katy Wardle, now studying at Norland College and training to be a Norland Nanny. Katy studied at BSCS between 2010 and 2016 and was delighted to return to speak with current students.
“It was amazing to talk with someone from such a prestigious organisation as Norland. They have a reputation for quality and professionalism.”
“It’s motivated me to continue to get the best qualifications I can so that I can pursue the career I want.”
“It’s brilliant to hear how an ex-BSCS student is doing and that she’s doing the job she always dreamed of. I’m inspired now to work for the company that is the best in their field for what they do. Why not aim for the best?”
Students were joined by Ewan Clark who leads the careers advice programme at the school. Ewan explained that Year 10/11/12 students all benefit from opportunities to attend careers fairs, university conventions and mock interview days, as well as participating in a range of university events such as summer schools. In Year 12, the Core Programme gives students the opportunity to build up a toolkit of skills which universities and employers will find desirable. Academic mentors also provide one-to-one support to all students when exploring career options and applying for university, apprenticeships and jobs.
“Our focus is to ensure that every young person leaving BSCS has been offered world class advice and support to allow them to fulfil their potential. This involves routes ranging from university and other further education, employment, gap years, apprenticeships and training. Vocational routes enjoy the same focus as further education and we are proud to offer students personalised support as they make these life-changing decisions.”
Norland College was founded in Norland Place, London, in 1892 by Emily Ward and has been at the forefront of childcare training ever since. Norland graduates are famous for their best in class standard of training and their iconic uniforms. Norland trained early years professionals are employed worldwide through the Norland Agency as nannies and maternity nurses. More at www.norland.co.uk
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