Year 12 Futures Week


Sixth Form students have been learning more about the world of work and encouraged to think about their future careers choices in a week-long event at Gordano School.

Futures Week is an annual event, coordinated by Lisa Gardiner, Careers Adviser at Gordano School. The focus of the week is to provide Sixth formers with a wealth of information about their options once they leave school at 18. The event covers a range of topics, including information about job applications, presentation skills, CV writing, apprenticeship applications, university advice and introductions to future potential employers.

Year 12 students have also time to work on their personal portfolios and to research their options before they need to start the application processes in the autumn.

Lisa Gardiner commented,

“Providing our students with as much information as possible is crucial at this point in their education. There are so many choices available to school leavers. We live in a world where apprenticeships, internships and gap years in industry can benefit our young workforce as much as further study and professional qualifications. At Gordano School we’ve found that a dedicated week for Sixth Formers to take time out and absorb this information works well. We equip our students with tools to wade through their myriad of options, and give them plenty of time to think through their choices without being rushed.”

Futures Week relies upon the generosity of external businesses and institutions to come in and run workshops for our students. Gordano School would like to extend thanks to the following companies and universities for giving up their time to come in:

Aldi, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst Young, Leslie Dark Accountants, The Bristol Port Company, Hargreaves Lansdown, Berry Rowan Recruitment Solutions, Highways England, Fanatic Design, University of Bristol, University of Gloucestershire, Northumbria University, Plymouth University and Education & Employers.

Thanks also to our Gordano School Alumni for sharing their experiences. 

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