Careers

Spotlight Careers: Change Manager

8th May 2024

We regularly work with Aiimi, a fantastic company based in Milton Keynes, who have arranged site visits, workshops and skills sessions. Today we were joined by Anja Smoljan, a Strategy Consultant whose work includes change management. Anja began by sharing her personal career journey, the challenges she has overcome and how ultimately they have made…

Careers Event: Healthcare Professionals

8th May 2024

Thornton’s fantastic careers event on Tuesday 7th May gave students from Years 6-13 the opportunity to talk to healthcare professionals and clinicians about their job roles and pathways. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Radiographers from Bedford Hospital answered questions and provided further information about work in the NHS. Many of our students take part…

Spotlight Careers: Charlotte Tilbury

2nd May 2024

It was great to welcome Biba Hyde-Rowe, Senior Finance Manager for Charlotte Tilbury, to share her career journey and explain more about her job role. Biba is an old girl and left school to study Events Management at university. After realising this was not the right path for her she got a job in admin…

Year 12 Careers Networking Breakfast

24th April 2024

On Wednesday 24th April, our Year 12 students welcomed delegates from a number of different job sectors at a networking breakfast. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to chat informally, developing their all-important soft skills and find out more about roles and career pathways. We were delighted to be joined by representatives from…

SPOTLIGHT CAREERS: NEUROSCIENCE

22nd March 2024

SPOTLIGHT CAREERS: NEUROSCIENCE We were so lucky to be joined by the amazing Dr Eleanor Conole for this week’s talk. Eleanor reminded us that timelines are not as linear as they look and underlined the importance of embracing new opportunities that might be offered to you. Eleanor considered Medicine, achieved high academic grades, but decided…

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK

7th March 2024

To mark National Careers Week, every class from Reception to Year 13 enjoyed a talk from a different speaker. The Year 13s were fortune enough to hear Nat from Aiimi share advice on Employability Skills and Interview Techniques. Aiimi are a fantastic company that we partner with who have created a gold standard work place…

SPOTLIGHT SEMINAR: ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

1st March 2024

Our Year 12 students joined George Scott from Aon for a seminar on Wednesday evening to find out more about the role of an Actuary. In addition to sharing his own school, university and career journey, George explained what a Pensions Actuary does, in terms of modelling pensions schemes for companies, investing assets and managing…

ROYAL NAVY WORKSHOPS

28th February 2024

Over the last four weeks, the Royal Navy have led two excellent workshops for our Year 7 and Year 8 students. Activities have included a STEM challenge of constructing a tower and dodgeball/netball/cricket challenges where students had to collaborate to achieve points. All the activities were built around developing skills such as leadership, communication and…

Spotlight Careers: Apple

31st January 2024

Euan Kerr delivered a fantastic, slick talk, in keeping with the high spec products that Apple creates! Students learnt how Apple delivers on its core values, and in terms of inclusion and diversity is the first company worldwide to have a board made up of 50/50 men and women. Their commitment to sustainability is just…

Spotlight Careers: Parliamentary Assistant

1st December 2023

It was great to welcome Ian Kelly, Senior Parliamentary Assistant, to deliver this week’s Spotlight Talk. Ian outlined his role, working for local MP Greg Smith and the variety of work and issues he is involved with. He particularly emphasised what an exciting and vibrant place Westminster is to be part of and the thrill of…

AIIMI – Employer Partnership

21st November 2023

Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 signed up to visit Aiimi, at their state of the art office. The company moved from London Bridge three years ago, choosing Milton Keynes for its location and talent pool, and have created an amazing work space. Clients, such as Rolls Royce and Anglian Water are referenced by…

Women in Engineering: Niftylift

16th November 2023

Year 9 students took part in a fabulous Women In Engineering Day, hosted by Niftylift. The company provided a wide ranging carousel of activities, including experimenting with tools from the shadow board, what to consider when designing MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) and various challenges set by the Purchasing Team. We learnt that Niftylift sell…