One of our aims at Worth Society is to provide support to pupils in their final year at Worth School, to those Worthians who are studying at University and to Worthians who have recently left University and are about to embark on the bewildering choice of careers available to them.
There is, undoubtedly, a wealth of experience among the Worth Society membership that offers significant opportunity to assist the younger generation. It is sometimes possible to put them in touch with Worthians who can offer some advice or an unpaid 2-week work experience placement during the summer holidays.
It is important to contact Worth Society well in advance if a 2-week work experience placement is required over the summer. Approaches need to be made to Worthians in the January or February for any placement required during the summer holidays of that same year - the aim being to have the placement secured and the date confirmed by the end of March to beat the rush as these placements are much sought after.
If anyone happens to be sceptical about the reciprocol benefit that can be gained from offering a work experience placement, then we urge you to read the articles written by Martin Green (C’76) at NewSmith Capital and Oliver Rumsey (G’99) at Charles Russell – they should allay your fears!
Moreover, the articles written by James Folger (B’10), Sam Swadling (B’07) and Joseph Busuttil (C’06), clearly demonstrate the value and wealth of experience that each has gained from their respective placements.
We even managed to secure three placements in Australia for Jessica Coffin (StM’10) who was spending some time ‘down under’ during her Gap Year before going on to study at Oxford University.
In 2010 we launched the Recent Leavers’ Networking Evening. The aim of the event being to introduce recent School and University leavers who need guidance in their career decisions, to Worthians who are already established in the City . Around 30 Worthians from a variety of industries – including insurance, finance, law, construction and consulting – gathered to make the inaugural event a great success. The Event is repeated annually, so do look out for it under the ‘Events’ listings.
If you are a Worthian who would be happy to offer 2-week work placement opportunities to the ‘younger generation’ or would be happy to come along to the recent Leavers’ Networking Evening; or if you are looking for a work placement, some careers advice, or are considering a career change and would like to be put in touch with other Worthians working in a particular field; then please do contact Olivia Henley at firstname.lastname@example.org.