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Careers Week

Students from Years 7-11  had an opportunity to listen to a variety of career talks this week, linking their current learning to their future’s preparation. The event was designed to inform, enthuse and cultivate curiosity in our students. Face to face interactions with real working people gives our young people the chance to ask questions and learn more about the opportunities available to them. 

Key messages were clear throughout the week:

  • The Labour market is constantly changing. 
  • It is increasingly common  for us all to have several jobs throughout our working careers and the promotion of the need to develop a wide range of transferable skills became a common theme throughout the talks.

As well as guest speakers, we also had staff speakers who were invited to speak about what they did before they became teachers. 


Here is an overview of the talks that took place. 


  • Policing – Is it for you? PS 28764 Joe Postlethwaite
  • Dan Hayes from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Careers 
  • Dave Mumford from Island VI Form 
    • Jacob Toms from HTP - Pursuing a Career in Sport
    • Jo Muncaster, Ryde Academy 6th Form
    • Steve Treadwell - A Guide to National and International Tourism
    • Dr C King - Studying in the USA: the Journey, the Steps and the Experience
    • Mountbatten - Young Volunteers 
    • Dr C King - Working in the Healthcare Industry: the Rewards, the Relationships and the Revelations 
  • TV and Radio presenter Christian Williams - How to Land Your Dream Job
  • Early Careers at BAE Systems 
  • Julie Hickman, Island Futures Supporting Career Decision Making
  • Kevin Downer - Apprenticeship Opportunities at GKN Aerospace 
  • Simon Attrill - Post 16 Options with HTP Apprenticeship College 
  • Linda Stone - Transition to Isle of Wight College for potential Foundation/Pathways Students 
  • Paul Buckland - Isle of Wight College
  • Mr Bricknell - Careers in PE Teaching and the Sports Industry
  • Ashleigh Alli - Starting Your Own Business – Zoom Presentation 
  • Dan Franklin - City of Portsmouth College
  • Kayleigh English - A Career in Children’s Social Work



We are extremely grateful to everyone who gave up their time to come and inspire our students. 


The Bay CE Secondary host two careers weeks every year. We welcome new contacts and if any parent, family member or friend or a local business is interested in sharing key information about their job/ career/ pathway, for future careers weeks, please do let our Careers Manager Mrs Kulmayer know. skulmayer@bayceschool.org