Y12 Workshop on Investments at PwC Monday 14th March was a celebration day for our year 12 PwC mentees.... Read more here
Y12 Workshop on Investments at PwC
Monday 14th March was a celebration day for our year 12 PwC mentees. They were invited to PwC –Embankment office to receive their certificate of achievement for taking part in the mentoring programme. The day started with a workshop on investments Led by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, followed by presentations on case studies delivered by students to a panel of judges. Below is Nour’s comment on the day.
‘We took part in a variety of tasks related to the business sector. We were given a case study and had to problem solve business situations. We worked in small groups with different PwC professionals which helped us improve our networking and communication skills. The activity around presenting to an audience was also beneficial and taught us how to work and collaborate as a team. Our research work meant we had to compile a lot evidence-based information to impress our audience and that was a big boost to our confidence and preparation for the world of work.’ (Nour – Y12 student)
PWC Insight Day Saida, one of our Year 12 student describes her account of 'PWCs Insight day.'... Read more here
PWC Insight Day
On our trip to PwC last week, myself and 17 other students partook in an insight day replete with valuable knowledge relative to a career in business, as well as guidance in leading a professional occupation. I enjoyed learning about PwC as a multinational professional services network and the variety of sectors that work in collaboration to assist their clients, offering audit, assurance services, corporate finance and legal services; among other things.
The workshop taught me about the many roles and wide range of opportunities within one business. In addition, we worked with other schools from London in activities strengthening our interview and communication skills and learning about the importance of inclusion and compromise. We were also informed about the different apprenticeships and flying start schemes offered by PwC and the requirements of each pathway and what it entails. This day was very useful and enjoyable providing beneficial knowledge, surrounding PwC and a transition into our future career.
Saida (Year 12 student)
University Aspiration Event – Careers Fair Our year 12 students attend a careers fair organised by 'Making the Leap' at Central Hall Westminster ... Read more here
University Aspiration Event – Careers Fair
A group of year 12 students opted to go out today to attend a careers fair organised by Making the Leap at Central Hall Westminster. They had the opportunity to speak to a number of universities and learn more about entry requirements, university life and how to prepare for it. Three students decided to share what they thought of the day.
‘The experience at Central Hall Westminster careers fair was useful for my future decisions and courses I want to take at university. I am grateful to have had this experience as it furthered my knowledge about university expectations’
Aylin (Y12 student)
‘The trip to Central Hall careers fair really helped me understand all about certain universities and also encouraged me to apply. I am happy I was able to attend.’
Georgia (Y12 student)
‘I really enjoyed the career fair as It gave me an overview of what I need to work on in order to meet university requirements’
Gheed (Y12 student)
Cabinet Office Workshop We were pleased to welcome a team from the public services sector who delivered a careers and employability skills workshop to our sixth formers... Read more here
Cabinet Office Workshop
We were pleased to welcome a team from the public services sector who delivered a careers and employability skills workshop to our sixth formers. The aim was to raise young people’s awareness of public services, the Civil Service and GCS as a possible career. Students found the activity very informative and enjoyed its interactive aspect.
From left to right: Siddikah and Fayez (6th form students) with Patrick Brown and Daveena Solanki (Government Communication Service)
Siddikah (6th form student) said:
‘’I felt that we learnt so much about different departments within the public services, the Civil Service and the Government Communication Service (GSC), and how they work in collaboration with each other to deal with matters concerning the public.
We also learnt about what each department consists of and what they are responsible for. At the same time, It was useful to know about the variety of career opportunities available to us within that sector.’’
Daveena Solanki (GCS) said:
'It was great to be at St Augustine's delivering a workshop to interested young people about a career in the Government Communication Service (GCS), and we were really happy to see that many of the students said they would consider a career in the Civil Service/GCS by the end of the session. We hope they enjoyed the session as much as we did!'
To know more about career opportunities within the public service, please click on the following links:
Lloyds Bank Work Placement Lloyds bank work placement provides our students with valuable, real-life experience of the world of work... Read more here
Lloyds Bank Work Placement
Lloyds bank work placement provides our students with valuable, real-life experience of the world of work and is an opportunity to develop the skills and behaviours required for success in chosen career. The programme includes learning about the Financial Services sector and the opportunity to achieve, via online learning, the Chartered Banker Foundation Award in banking.
There are also valuable one-on-one sessions which will provide the student with information and transferable skills to take forward to the next stage of their life and shadowing of Lloyds Banking Group employees in the workplace to experience a real working environment.
Elias, pictured, was one of the sixth formers who took part in this programme last summer term and said the following:
‘My experience at Lloyds bank helped me develop different skills such as dealing with customers, doing market research and administrative work. I now understand better this job sector and have become more interested in banking and would like to explore more opportunities in this field.’
PwC Mentoring Programme One of our Sixth Form students recalls his first mentoring session. ... Read more here
PwC Mentoring Programme
Following his first mentoring session Rami said:
‘In my first session I discussed with my mentor work experience as well as work shadowing. I have learnt about study skills and how to manage my time and organise my tasks. We also talked about volunteering opportunities and the importance of preparing a strong personal statement.’