The annual BMS Careers Event, held on Thursday 13 June, offered Sixth Form students at BMS and other local schools a unique insight into a huge variety of future career opportunities. The speakers, primarily former students, were all industry specialists or current university students.
More than 50 speakers gave up their time to support the event, offering specialist insight and advice. Topics on offer included everything from finance to engineering, film making to medicine and everything in between. The students were able to choose sessions that would most benefit them personally and there really was something for everyone.
Our keynote speaker, OBM Daniel Lavery, spoke about his varied career from professional rugby player to sports agent and commodities broker. He shared his journey so far and his top tips for success, which left the students inspired to approach the following sessions with an open mind.
Director of Sixth Form, John White, said: “Dan Lavery set the tone for another superb event, which saw numerous OBMs and friends of BMS offer advice and guidance on planning career progression. The event concluded with a ‘Question Time’ style panel where students pitched questions for the panel to answer. The mix of practical advice and first-hand knowledge of working in such a broad spectrum of professional areas is invaluable for students who are now preparing for life after school.”
One of the speakers on the evening, OBM Steve Buckley, commented: “The event was not only well attended but included students from other local schools who had been invited to take part. This was reflected in the make-up of the audience for my own presentation on careers in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which slightly overran because of a good level of interaction.” OBM Robbie Hyde, added: “I always really enjoy coming back for careers day to share my insight with students. It was excellent to see a packed room of very keen individuals who will now hopefully be inspired to pursue a career in finance.”
If any OBMs or parents are interested in being involved next year please contact Sharon Burns, Head of Careers at BMS, on email@example.com