Opportunities

We have an ongoing programme of requests from colleges for mentoring, interview skills, career sampling and presentations. Below is a list of current open requests.

If you are able to offer assistance in fulfilling any of these requests please e-mail stephen@gandercareers.org or call 07966 162185

Available Opportunities

Starting up a New Business

A presentation is required about starting up a new business. The students have a unit for their Applied Business course where they have to go through the process to start up their own business. They look at finance, the business idea, the market, sourcing supplies, staff considerations, marketing etc and put together a business plan.

An Inspiring talk about a career linked to the study of Criminology

Looking for a talk lasting about 30 minutes explaining to students how criminology is used in their workplace, how the person got into the career they are in now and some of the jobs/projects they have been involved in. Ideally someone who works in the police, a prison administrator, or a social worker or legal professional such as a barrister

An inspiring talk about how Maths is used in the real world

A presentation to the U6 Maths students about careers using Maths theory. Many of our students are looking at going into careers linked with finance in the future.   

Presentation - an interactive session specific to Engineering

A group of around 15 aspiring engineers on a 6 week programme looking to explore different areas of engineering from universities, employers and apprenticeship providers.

We hope students will gain more of an idea of expectations, understanding of the sector and explore different areas of engineering.

An Inspiring talk about how theories learnt in Psychology can be used in the workplace

Government Strategy states that students should listen to an employer talking about how that subject is relevant in the work place and to be delivered to groups where a meaningful engagement takes place – ideally class sizes. Looking for a talk lasting about 30 minutes explaining to students how psychology is used in their workplace, how the person got into the career they are in now and some of the jobs/projects they have been involved in. Focus is on industry not academic. The aim of the talk is to try and inspire students and help them understand the relevance of their subject.  Ideally – a private practitioner, social worker and recruitment consultant – psychometric profiling.

Financial Studies speaker(s) wanted!

We are looking for someone from the Finance industry (Banking, Insurance, Financial Planning/Advice etc.) to come and talk to our students, who are studying LIBF Diploma and Certificate in Financial Studies, about the industry, regulation, careers routes, product knowledge etc. 

We would like to request a speaker for the upper sixth Financial Studies, the topic areas are around Marketing, Competition, Sustainability and External influences within the Finance/Banking industry. Or just how your organisation functions, is owned and how you recruit / train staff.

Fulfilled

Mock Interview in the Business Management/management accounting area

A student is interested in working in a Business environment and would like the opportunity of having a mock interview and speaking to someone who ideally works at a larger company so could explain some of the management/management accounting roles in their industry. She is looking for an apprenticeship when she leaves college in June.

An Inspiring talk about Economics in the real world

A presentation to the Economic students about careers using Economic theory. Ideally someone linked to a trade union or a trade union rep who could explain the role of the union and the impact they can have on equal opps, collective bargaining in the business and the role in the labour market – giving examples in the workplace.

Looking for a talk lasting about 30-45 minutes explaining to students how Economic theory is used in the workplace, how the person got into the career they are in now and some of the jobs/projects they have been involved in.