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Careers Events

Events 2023-24

All Career Talks will take place during lunchtime unless otherwise stated.

Autumn Term 2023

Friday 8th September - Miss Hahn - Post-16 options assembly (Part 1) for students in Year 10 

Tuesday 26th September - West Suffolk College - Post-16 options talk for students in Year 11 

Friday 29th September - Eastern Education Group - Post-18 options talk for students in Years 12 & 13

Tuesday 10th October - British Army Careers Workshop - for students in Years 10-13
Sergeant Chris Goodwin, Lance Corporals Ben Bedbrook and Rhys Taylor, and Corporal Jonny Finch will deliver a workshop on careers within the Royal Anglian and 3rd Battalion Parachute regiments and guide students in delivering a presentation to the whole group on their regiments' history and role as part of the British Army.

Friday 20th October - Alumni Career Talk - Politics and Law - Frankie Wright - St Benedict's welcomes back former student Frankie Wright to talk about his career journey in politics and law. Working as an Intern in the House of Commons, Frankie has now accepted the Lord Haldane GDL Scholarship from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He has begun his Law conversion course at the University of Law and looks forward to pursuing a career at the bar.

Friday 10th November - Miss Hahn - Post-16 options assembly (Part 2) for students in Year 10 

Friday 8th December - Career Talk - The Invisible Universe - Dr. Matthew Bothwell and Dr. Hannah Stathern from Cambridge University's Public Astronomy Department
Dr. Bothwell and Dr. Strathern will share information on the groundbreaking research currently undertaken in space exploration at Cambridge University's Public Astronomy Department and how their own careers have evolved. They will explain how Astrophysicists investigate light waves that cannot be seen (by the naked eye) to further explore the cosmos, and what happens when galaxies collide. As Dr Bothwell had begun a Psychology degree before realising his passion lay in Physics and Astrophysics and Dr Strathern completed her PhD in Medieval History, our students will learn how transferable skills can lead us into new fields of work and a change in career direction can be both possible and desirable.

Thursday 14th December - Alumni Career Talk - Commercial Law - Aidan Mayall - St Benedict's welcomes back former student Aidan Mayall to talk about his career path in commercial law. Currently in his final year at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Aidan will give students advice about degree subjects to study for a legal career and how to qualify as a Solicitor. He will enlighten us about the rule of law, outline legal cases studied, and explain the Magic Circle and Silver Circle of law firms that most students aspire to work for.

Spring Term 2024

Tuesday 23rd January - Career Talk - Roles in the British Army - for students in Years 10-13
Sergeant Chris Goodwin and Lance Corporal Dan Waters from the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment provide an insight into the variety of roles in the British Army. Sgt Goodwin and LCpl Waters will describe a typical 'Week in the Life of an Infantry soldier' and talk about roles such as Army Medic, Dentist, Pilot and Engineer. Students will learn about Basic Training, the Army's funded education, training and rank progression, attractive salaries and Olympic sports pedigree, as well as the ongoing welfare support available to serving soldiers.

Thursday 8th February - Alumni Career Talk - Becoming an Entrepreneur - Tom Stanford - St Benedict's welcomes back former student Tom Stanford to talk about his success as a self-employed business owner. Tom's journey has led him to become Director at Elemental Search and he has a wealth of experience as a Business Lead and Senior Consultant in global talent acquisition. Students will discover what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how they can market themselves to achieve success. (New date TBC)

Thursday 15th February - St Benedict's Careers Fair 2024 - Our 2024 Careers Fair will give all students in years 7-13 the opportunity to meet and engage with employers from a wide range of industries and professions. Alongside local, regional and national employers, our event will welcome representatives from Further and Higher Education and Apprenticeship and Training Providers. 

Careers Fair Exhibitors: Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Apprenticeships Suffolk, Ashtons Legal, British Army, Bury Physio, Cambridge Regional College (CRC), Care Development East, Central College of Animal Studies (CCOAS), Eastern Education Group, East of England Ambulance Service, Ipswich Town Football Academy, Jardine Motors Group, Knights Lowe,  NHS Foundation Trust (including specialist areas of Nursing, Pathology, ODP, Biomedical Sciences, Physician Assistant), Norwich University of the Arts, Pick Everard, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, RSM, Suffolk New College, The Jockey Club Catering, Treatt, Suffolk Constabulary,  University of East Anglia (UEA), University of Suffolk (UoS), UoS Therapeutic Radiography and Healthcare, Wardell Armstrong (Archaeology), West Suffolk College Apprenticeships.

Thursday 15th February - Career Talk - Creative Career Paths - Thomas Rollett - Norwich University of the Arts
In addition to participating in our Careers Fair, Thomas Rollett will deliver a careers talk that gives students an insight into the wealth of careers currently available within the Creative industries.  Thom will introduce the courses on offer at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) as well as NUA Alumni career successes in Art, Acting, Concept Art, Photography and UX Design.

Summer Term 2024

Watch this space!