Carrington Careers Catch-up

11th December 2023

It has been a very busy term for Careers-related events as Mrs Pearce continues to bring ideas, opportunities and experiences to our students, designed to help them determine what they want to do, and are suited for, in the future.

Here are some of the highlights:

Year 8 had a visit from the NHS who came in to give an interactive performance, giving students an insight into the wide range of careers available in the NHS, one of the UK’s largest employers.

A selected group of Year 8s were given the opportunity to take part in the University of Surrey’s Surrey Stars initiative. Students visited the University on two separate occasions where they were given a tour of the campus, learned more about student finance and university life. They took part in subject focussed workshops in Healthcare Sciences, Debating, Craft and also had the chance to design their own university!

The programmed closed with the University visiting Carrington, where students had a careers-focussed lesson which helped them to discover future pathways. They all then took part in a graduation ceremony.

Year 10 students had the chance to visit a Careers Fair held at Sandown Racecourse. Information was available about the wide range of options open to them when they leave Carrington School at the end of Year 11. There were lots of interactive demonstrations and giveaways and highlights included the McLaren stand, where students were able to sit in a McLaren super car and the Merrist Wood College stand where we had the chance to handle reptiles from the Animal Care Team.


STEM Ambassador students from Years 7 to 9 attended a Pfizer workshop on antibiotic resistance and careers at the Science Museum in London.

Students engaged in a range of activities and talked to real life scientists about their jobs. They asked fantastic questions and were amazing representatives of our school! After the workshop, we visited the ‘Space’ and ‘Who I Am’ galleries and also looked at the History of Medicine where students were excited to find Alexander Fleming's actual petri dish of fungus that he extracted penicillin from!


Students with a special interest were also invited to attend talks at Reigate Grammar School this term, Year 11 for a talk about careers in Law and Year 8 for a talk about careers in Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry. Mrs Pearce, our Careers Lead, also took a group of Year 11 students to an Oxbridge event at Reigate College. They heard about studying at Oxford or Cambridge and what makes a successful application. Two former students, Jason Manning and Gareth Cole were on the Reigate College panel of students as both have just had their Cambridge interviews.