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Careers & Mentoring

Read School Sixth Form students benefit from a Careers Mentoring programme which supports them throughout Year 12 & 13

In the Lower Sixth, students complete a Careers Questionaire and receive a personalised assessment which provides a snapshot of individual aspirations and working preferences.

An annual Careers Fair organised by the Business Studies department offers Sixth Formers a taste of potential careers in a range of industries including finance, law, architecture, web design, logistics, construction, dentistry and agricultural engineering. Over 30 companies participate in this popular school event.

 Read has great connections & contacts across industry so there are endless opportunities for doing work experience in almost any field that interests you!

Zoe Bellamy, Previous sixth former

The Read Business Network comprises a valuable network of parents as well as past pupils and is an opportunity for Sixth Form students to gain careers advice, personal mentoring and work experience opportunities.
Throughout the Sixth Form, students have the opportunity to participate in a range of careers talks from various industry professionals. These have included:
  • Forensic Science; the scent of death
  • Careers in Hospitality
  • 'Scrub Up' - careers in medical science
  • Visits to national apprenticeship shows