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Posted on: January 16th 2020

Careers, Achievements and Aspirations

Citizenship in January 2020

Every pupil has had the benefit of two special visitors this month during their fortnightly Citizenship lessons. We were fortunate enough to have experts from many different careers speak to every form and give pupils the benefit and wisdom of their experience of the world of work and life beyond Hurstmere.  Pupils were inspired by talks on Science, Policing, Medicine, Charities, Property Management, Human Resources, Entertainment, Media, Art, Music, University and college studies and working abroad.

1The school welcomed Mrs Allen, our Chair of Governors, who spoke to Year 7 pupils about Property Management.   She discussed the operation, control, and oversight of property highlighting the importance of marketing, finance and maintenance. 

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Mr Walker, also a School Governor, talked to Year 8 boys about the role of Human Resources in a large retail company.   His discussion included dealing with organising and supporting the workforce, ensuring the needs of staff and the company are dealt with.

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Mr Natusch, an ex-pupil at Hurstmere, spoke to Year 10 pupils about the qualifications he gained, he outlined his further studies and the opportunities these have given him.  Pupils were keen to him questions about what his highlights have been so far and if there was anything he might have done differently.

 

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Staff also spoke to boys about their career paths, including teachers who had work in industry prior to going into education – Media, Events Management, Catering and running a small business.  Teachers who have worked in education since their university days outlined their route of where they are today.

Feedback has praised the boys on their maturity and listening skills, whilst pupils themselves have been eager to make the most of this opportunity and ask insightful and challenging questions of their speakers.

Our thanks go to Mrs L. Murphy, Head of Media, for her hard work in setting up these events.  Thanks also to those speakers who made this event possible:

Art & Music careers

D.Blower, G.King

Career Paths

P.Brown, A.Davis, A.Jones, M.Wright

Career Paths/Working Abroad

B.Maher

Catering/Teaching

G.Herterich

Communications and Public Relations

M.Leech

Diagnostics – Science

J.McDonald

Diet and Diseases

D.Watson

Events/Entertainment Management

T.Orowale

First Give Charity Project

S.Standring

Forensics

R.Stock

HR Manager, Primark Stores

P.Walker

Life After Hurstmere

O.Natusch

Media at ITV, News International

I.Parkinson

North West Kent College

S.Fox

Policing, Writing and Broadcasting

P.Bleksley

Property Management

E.Allen

Small Businesses

S.Cheema

Teaching

J.Page

The Music Industry

C.Ballard

The Police

R.Parris

University Studies

S.Gallagher

University Studies & Charity Work

C.Collins