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PGC Careers Week
20th March 2024

At CLC, we certainly embraced the spirit of National Careers Week and organised a range of activities in and outside lesson time for all the students.

Sustainability session

Our Careers Week started a week early so we could include a Sustainability session with a large enthusiastic audience who attended a series of online presentations by Guild members. They discussed a range of careers in sustainability that they have gone on to pursue since leaving CLC.

It was clear that working in an occupation they love (such as finance, fashion, engineering, law, bioscience) while also being able to help the environment was inspiring for our speakers.

Those Who Dare

In this year's Spring Term networking event ‘Those Who Dare’, the Princess Hall hosted a wide range of careers for students to explore. Those who attended to share their career paths with students worked in a range of roles which included a podiatrist, quantity surveyor, engineering project manager, chartered surveyor, policy maker, chef, social media manager, CEO of a beauty company and funeral celebrant.

Pupils not only discovered new jobs but also learnt about how career paths are far from linear and how, in order to be successful, you need to follow your heart into something you enjoy, develop your skills and work in a role that allows you to stand by your values.


During Careers Week Prayers, staff dressed up to represent various careers, reminding students that they are the ones who need to choose and make their own career paths.

Spirax Sarco employability workshop

We welcomed the global engineering firm Spirax Sarco for a workshop for the whole of UC4. They were allocated different roles and had to compete in groups to create the best business project.

You can view more photos of ‘Spirax Sarco employability workshop’ on Zenfolio.

University College London talk

We were joined by a representative of University College London (UCL) who gave an inciteful talk about applying to and studying at UCL, as well as life in London as a student.

CV writing

The week continued with a workshop on ‘how to write a CV’. The session identified good examples to showcase the strengths and many experiences of our students.


We also had a session run by InvestIn to discuss how to identify and develop skills that will allow students to future-proof their careers.

Law Day

Despite having held Law Day in College for many years, I’m always amazed with the quality and interest of the young people taking part. They always bring the best of themselves and work in collaboration with others. Well done to those in SFC who took part.

Thank you to Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors for running the day, which included a mock trial in the Council Room.

Another thank you to All Saints Academy students and staff who joined us and contributed to the session, making this an even more meaningful and worthwhile occasion.

Thank you!

In the PGC, we would like to thank all the academic departments that joined us in their lessons exploring various careers related to different subjects. For example, we saw language students embracing the challenges of being a translator in lessons and considering its complexity and scope for creativity.

Despite the PGC Department feeling stretched like Mrs Incredible for the whole week, it was certainly worthwhile when students recognised that there are as many career choices available as they are individuals.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed and to our students who always participate and contribute with their creativity and curiosity.

Mrs Mooney, Employability and Skills Advisor