The Business of Careers

When it comes to helping their students forge a way ahead in the world of work, Clayesmore School really ensures they’re well informed and taught by the best in the business.

Every year, the senior school works with Inside Knowledge who bring along a number of eminent business men and women to spend a day with their Year 11 pupils and gets students from local schools to join them.

This year, Sturminster Newton and Blandford Schools were invited and, together with the Clayesmore children, took part in a day of workshops covering numerous subjects, from Medicine, Law and Engineering to City Markets and Business Management (and a whole lot more, besides).

Spearheaded by Clayesmore’s intrepid Head of Careers, Catherine Jacks, and held in the school’s state-of-the-art Business School, it proved, as always, a terrifically successful event with students ending the day with a clearer vision about career options and, crucially, what the day to day reality of work in a given field would entail.

Speaking at the start of the day Head of Clayesmore, Mrs Jo Thomson, told the pupils “The year ahead is important, the examinations you take are your entry tickets to the world of work –achieving the best grades you can will enable you to control your destination in the years to come.”