School News

Year 10 GEM Lecture

9th February 2024

Helping our students to think about future choices and careers is an important part of provision here at Wakefield Girls’. With so many career choices and options available, we are on hand to support our students, helping each to discover future passions and interests – so they find a career path right for them.

As part of our Pathways to Success programme, our career talks and workshops for Senior students increase in frequency as students grow older and reach Year 10+ to support their important decisions regarding GCSE and A-Level choices. 

On Friday 2nd February, our lecture series offered Year 10 students a GEM Lecture with five inspirational alumnae of Wakefield Girls’. All role models from varied careers, we are thankful to our alumnae for delivering an insightful careers seminar detailing their early career journeys and sharing advice and tips about developing in their chosen worlds of work.  Their Q&A session, provided students with the opportunity to ask as many questions as they wished to get a strong understanding of these interesting roles and industries as well as key skills needed.

A big thank you to our alumnae for joining us this morning and sharing their words of wisdom:

Kathryn Houghton: Former rural chartered surveyor; now a law student at BPP, Leeds. 

Heidi Boot: Town planner at Pegasus Group. Heidi shared her journey so far, studying an undergraduate degree in Geography and then a Masters degree in Town and Regional Planning.

Lisa Little: With over 15 years of experience working at DHL in HR, Lisa is now Lead HR Business Partner. 

Tahlia Longhurt: FP&A Analyst at SharkNinja, previously an auditor at KPMG. 

Ruby Zoccolan: Self-employed interior designer.

A key takeaway message from our illustrious alumnae is that career changes can be positive, beneficial and strategic – gone are the days that one must stay in one industry for their entire career.

Mr D Eggleston

Deputy Head: Teaching and Learning

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