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Virtual Working Lunches

Would you, one of your colleagues, friends or family members be willing to deliver a working lunch? This can be within any employment sector. We are aiming to enable our students to meet professionals to inspire them so they can make the right decision when it comes to their own career path.

What are Working Lunches?

Working lunches are a chance to meet some of our students and discuss with them your own experiences and dealings within the working world after leaving school. The event is informal in nature. The aim of the Working Lunches is to give our students some ideas and knowledge about their options and future after they leave the school and even get the chance to start to build connections to help them later on.

What might be discussed?

The topics covered could be wide-ranging, but primarily working lunches will focus on your own background in terms of education and career experiences – how that has enabled you to get to the position you are in now, as well as any advice you can give to students who aspire to follow the same or a similar career pathway.

When and where do they take place?

Working lunches are held during term time. They last approximately 30 minutes and usually take place during lunchtime. The events are advertised to students within the school and also targeted specifically at those who have already expressed interest in the sector in their Career Profiles. Due to COVID-19, we are currently running all of our Working Lunches virtually using Zoom.

How can you get in touch?

If you would like more information or to volunteer to deliver a Virtual Working Lunch, please contact Mr Hawkins, Aspirations Mentor, on 01603 343594 or via email to [email protected]

Upcoming Working Lunches

To find out about upcoming working lunches, please keep an eye out for posters on the academy screens or follow our tweets from @CareersVictory! Where an event matches interests in your Career Profile, you will receive a personal invitation.

So far we have welcomed…

  • Dr Annika Richardson, a Geotechnical Engineer
  • Dr Chioma Chukwunwike, GP Doctor
  • Dr Catherine Spencer, Clinical Psychologist
  • Talia Qassima Chirouf (former student), Diversity Co-ordinator at Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • Amanda Anderson, Midwifery
  • Khizer Mansoor, Surgeon
  • Dr Katherine Deane, Senior Lecturer in Research at the School of Health Sciences, UEA
  • Kate McNamara, Patent Attorney 
  • Sophie Fulford, CEO of Winsor Bishop Jewellers
  • Maria Marsh, Price Bailey Chartered Accountants. 
  • Kaitlin Ferguson, Professional Artist. 
  • Rachael Hutchinson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Hospital Norwich.


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