Careers preparation

Careers preparation

We have a strong commitment to preparing our students for careers and life beyond Sexey’s. Over this term we have welcomed a series of speakers to inspire and explore a range of transferable skills. More details on the careers provision at Sexey’s can be read on our dedicated webpage.

Armed ForcesSpeakers from Armed Forces

Speaking on resilience and determination, we recently welcomed Lt Cdr Isha Harvey RN and Lt James Hartley from HMS Argyll. This talk was well received so we arranged for ex-Sexeians Colonel Lucy Giles from the British Army (the first female college commander at Sandhurst) and Tom Frankland from the Ministry of Defence to visit too. We were pleased to see our students so engaged with what they had to say, with lots of questions being fired at the speakers during the Q&A sessions. Sexey’s Service Family students joined Sixth Formers during the second of these talks.

Commenting on the visit, Joshua E, a Year 7 Lisbury boarder, said:

Both my parents built army careers and I hope to follow them into the armed forces. I found it really useful to hear the perspectives of our visitors and to learn that many of them came to school here too. They were very inspiring and it was helpful to learn about the challenges and processes involved.

Animal care_careers visitorsAnimal Care

Additionally, we hosted a group of Post-16 providers from Bridgwater & Taunton and Bath Colleges who specialise in Land and Animal based courses. They set up a stall at lunchtime to introduce students to courses, skills and career opportunities in Animal Care. Students identified animal skeletons and matched animals to their tracks. They also had the opportunity to practice bandaging Barkley, the toy dog. Students were excited by the range of animal careers available and visitors were impressed by their enthusiasm.