Sixth form take the day off - to attend Google Academy!

Bolingbroke sixth form attended Google Academy this week where they met a range of employers and learned about life at the tech giant

Deciding what career path to follow is a real dilemma for many students, with a seeming plethora of jobs and options to choose from.

Moriah and Amira chilling on the Google beanbags

To help clarify exactly what it is they want to do when they leave school, Bolingbroke’s Sixth form attended Google Academy earlier this week, where they had the opportunity to meet 16 different employers and take part in various workshops, along with students from other Ark schools.

Ben and Curtis perched on one of the many relaxed seating areas

During these sessions the students were able to practice their professional networking skills, make useful contacts and ensure they have a full understanding of all the options open to them.

Sixth formers taking a break between sessions in a giant deckchair

They also experienced life at Google, taking in the different working areas, complete with table tennis tables, bean bags, deck chairs – and free food!

During the afternoon students were able to meet four employers of their choice, including the Cabinet Office, British Airways, Cap Gemini, Marks & Spencer, Sky, Deloittes and PWC. 

*Bolingbroke will be taking part in Access to Apprenticeships to ensure that all students who wish to follow this pathway are supported to be successful. This will be open to the current year 13 students and will provide them with regular workshops from January to March with support to choose the right apprenticeship and how to write the application and prepare for interviews and assessments. Applications will open for this on the 12th December so please look out for this in Civitas and on Show My Homework.

Students can register with Ms Robinson now.