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 Parents: if you would be interested in supporting this initiative by coming in to speak about your career path & day-to-day work, please email megan.hare@hotmail.co.uk

 

NB Depending on the minimum number of students specified by the speaker, talks are cancelled if not enough students have signed up in advance


CAREERS

What’s it like to work in the police? Or in the world of sport? Or as an engineer? An accountant? A project manager? A lawyer? Or to set up your own business?

And how do I get there?

Careers talks at school, set up jointly with the Parent Council, are an opportunity for young people in all years at the academy to find out more about different career paths.    The talks last about 40 minutes and take place at lunchtimes.  They are designed to be relaxed and informal, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.  Lunch can be brought to the talk!  Pupils who are interested in a particular talk should sign up at reception by a deadline that is advertised for the individual talk.


This term, the Law Society of Scotland has arranged for a talk about careers in law, delivered by Inverurie-based solicitor Erin Johnston.  The talk will take place on Tuesday June 13th at lunchtime.  Interested pupils should sign up by Friday June 9th at reception.


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The careers talk initiative has been running since November 2015.  The school and the Parent Council would like to say a very big thank you to the following people who have come into the academy to speak about their study & career paths:


Jamie Mackie, KPMG- KPMG training schemes for school leavers & graduates

Nick Kennington - Operations Management in the oil industry after a Chem Eng degree

Karen Clark, Elevator - Entrepreneurship & skills for work

PC Sharon Meechan & PC Rhys Phillips- Police force

Dr Steve Furnival - Reservoir Engineering in the oil industry after a degree in Physics

Louise Borrowman- Law

Logan Sangster- Photography

Ailis Robertson- Dietician working for Sport Scotland Institute of Sport

Jeff Wallace- Physiotherapy

Dr Gillian Archbold-  Medicine – General Practice

Carol Tucker- Physics

Jane Grieve- Journalism

Eoghain Fiddes and Finlay Conner - Architecture

Mel Shand, Artist, and Lorraine Grant, Director at Woodend Barn -Careers in the Creative Industries

Darren Sutherland - Offshore Engineering

Angus Murray - Digital Technology

Raymond Caldwell - Naval Architecture

Duncan Gardner and Kirstie Golightly of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route - major construction projects




Feedback

“Mrs Grieve…had very useful advice on how to get into a career as a journalist and had some hilarious stories too”

– Ben Strachan, 5M2


“The Careers Talk in Journalism educated me on all the different jobs they and have to do…and was very interesting”

- Alina Haque, 4K2


“I really enjoyed the career talk on journalism and it gave me a clearer picture on the various aspects which could be involved…and emphasised the importance of learning in a working environment” - Thalia Groucott, 5T1



“I found the talk extremely interesting.  It was good that were introduced to another side of journalism and given valid tips on how to gain experience” - Anon



“I found the talk to be very informative…and gave me a realistic picture of what it is really like to be a journalist” - Roisin Kelly, 6M


"I did really enjoy this talk as it was interesting and really informative, especially when explaining the different branches and types of architecture"






"The talk was very well done; they painted a very comprehensive picture of what it was like to study and then become an architect. They had some inspiring photos and videos"


“I thoroughly enjoyed the talk.  The two speakers were very supportive and enthusiastic and covered a broad range of career paths within the art & design industry.  Very useful!”

Holly Mullins

“Art in the Creative Industries” talk.  

“I have taken a shine to the TV Advertising industry…and this talk has helped me understand what path I want to take”

Kirsty McHattie






“Art in the Creative Industries” talk.  

“Enjoyable, encouraging and inspirational.  Taught me mechanical engineering is very transferrable”

Euan Caldwell




“It was very useful, engaging and informative.”

Daniel Birch






“I thought the talk was very useful for my choices later on in life, even if Im not choosing a path in engineering, the people skills you said were incredibly useful for any job”

Kate Strachan




“Very informative talk.  Great to learn about an engineer’s career and all the possibilities.  Not just about what you do but the experience and different cultures”

Caroline Charnley





“The talk was very useful as many people could relate to not being sure about future careers”

Patrycja Owczarek


Law Talk”





“The talk was very informative and well structured – I never knew there were so many options in law!  A really good talk.

“Law Talk”

Andrew Wood

“Law Talk”