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Pewsey Vale School - Virtual Futures Events 2021

In light of the current situation and the difficulty for our students to gain face-to-face experience of the workplace, we are hoping here at Pewsey Vale School to organise several virtual employer talks for students in years 7-11 during the week beginning 15th March 2021 and I was hoping you might be able to help.

We would very much like to make the most of your time and expertise, and so, if you agree, we would like to invite you to make a 10-minute presentation delivered via Microsoft Teams to our students, that would include the following:

  • The basics of your role
  • The organisation you work for
  • The best ‘bits’
  • Things to consider before embarking on this career path
  • What kind of person you should be
  • What qualifications or experience are needed

After the presentation, the aim is for the students to then have the opportunity to ask you questions for about 5-10 minutes. Although our students are getting used to conversing in a virtual format, please be aware that they may be shy and not inclined to ask too many questions, or the opposite may occur, that they may be very keen to talk. This may also differ from group to group. Each class will be in the workshop with you as a group on screen and the class teacher will be present to manage and encourage pupils.

Attached is a link to a YouTube video of some Waitrose employees talking about their career and workplace to give you some direction if you are at all unsure of how to get started:


If you feel you are able to help, please sign up via the Doodle Poll below, which also indicates the time slots for your availability during the week beginning 15th March 2021. If you could sign up to as many slots as possible, you won’t necessarily be asked to deliver each workshop, but this will provide some flexibility:


The closing date to sign up for these talks is Friday 26th February 2021. I will then send you a Microsoft Teams invite for your individual talk by Tuesday 9th March 2021. If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please do email me at cde@pewsey-vale.wilts.sch.uk . If you volunteer for this event as a result of the invite being forwarded to you, or you sign up via social media, please email me to ensure that I have your contact details.

We hope to be able to record the virtual employer talks, so that the presentations can be made available to students at a later date in needed. If you agree to present but do not want your talk to be recorded, please email me at cde@pewsey-vale.wilts.sch.uk. If recording the workshop is acceptable, no further action is required.

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