Do you have friends or family members that would 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 about 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 your own background in terms of education and careers, and how this enabled you to get to the position you are in now.
In the past year we have welcomed:
- Sam Lee who runs a couple of companies, the first, Sam Lee & Associates, involves the design and development of competency-based training for the aviation maintenance industry (primarily for aircraft mechanics and engineers) and the second company, Integra Aerospace is a start-up developing a software-based product for aircraft engineers.
- A Police Officer employed for 7 years by Norfolk Police. Students had the chance to find out how her application progressed through the recruitment stages, what the training programme was like, how it felt to wear the uniform for the first time through to the development opportunities following student training.
- Donovan Blake who is a Sports Correspondent for ITV Anglia. After finishing his Sports degree at the Sheffield Hallam University, Donovan started his career in journalism for a local news agency. Donovan progressed from the agency to work as a sports reporter at SGR Radio in Ipswich ahead of resuming his career at ITV Anglia.
- Dr Hena Shah who is a GP doctor currently working in a local practice. She graduated in 2009 from Kings College London School of Medicine and has worked as a junior doctor in hospitals around Norfolk. Dr Shah has been on the interview panel for medical school admissions in London and is involved in teaching medical students from the University of East Anglia.
- Greg Collins who has worked in the IT Industry for 18 years in many different jobs from Desktop Support to IT Security Analyst. Mr Collins is the European Service Delivery Manager for Mimecast. He is responsible for all the technical support for clients in Europe, covering 13,000 clients and around 3.5 million users. Mimecast covers everything from how to use Mimecast, email security, viruses and hacking exploits.
Would you like to deliver a working lunch?
If you are interested in hosting a Working Lunch session here at the academy, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01603 734161. We look forward to hearing from you.