A Spotlight on Sustainable Careers

Year 10, 11 and 12 pupils enjoyed an insight into future careers with a sustainable focus on 12 November, in keeping with the School’s third Sustainability Week.    

While careers talks in the time of Covid-19 have had to adapt, careers support for students remains a key priority and we are using innovative ways to deliver support. Virtual talks have meant pupils can hear from inspiring professionals based not only in the UK but as far afield as Kenya - sharing their expertise, industry knowledge and careers journey.  

In the series of pre-recorded interviews with Alleyn’s Head of Careers, Mrs Visram, pupils heard from six professionals including: AOG Briony Fitzgerald, Director at ACT who advises multi-national companies on environmental reporting, strategy and communications; Dr Shideh Pouria, Consultant Physician in Environmental & Nutritional Medicine; Suzanne King, an engineer from walking and cycling organisation Sustrans; Artist and Creative Director Lulu Kitololo; Co-founder of EcoPlanet Bamboo, Camille Rebelo; and Henry Greenwood, Founder of the Green Schools Project. 

The virtual interviews were extremely well received. One Year 12 student commented: “I loved the EcoPlanet Bamboo talk! I’m extremely interested in environmental engineering and would love to get involved in something along those lines.” And a Year 11 pupil said: “It was interesting to have a talk from someone in a different country and it is great to have discussions with people in creative industries - a career path which I had never really considered before.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the Careers Programme at Alleyn’s, please contact: careers@alleyns.org.uk