Truro School Connected

A network for life, one that not only our Sixth Form but also Old Truronians have access to a network of contacts across the globe who can, in partnership with Truro School, assist and advise them in their future career planning.

This programme has many facets to it – for example our younger OT’s continue to seek advice and mentoring from members of Truro School Connected whilst at the same time offering their own advice about their university course to those in school about to make their first big decision.

We appreciate that not everybody is able to visit the school to chat to our students about their career paths but there are other very important areas in which you can help us, if you are happy to do so. Any one of the following would be of huge assistance to Sixth Form students and recent alumni deciding on their future career paths.

Maybe you could help in one, some or all of the ways listed:  

Attend the Truro School Connected London or Bristol Networking event?

The London Networking event (October each year) has become hugely successful in bringing together alumni who can provide useful links and invaluable advice.  From 2019-20, we will be introducing a Bristol Networking event which will run in the same way.  These events are also just an enjoyable evening catching up with fellow OT’s over a drink.

Offer informal careers advice to students and recent alumni who are looking for guidance in their choice of career and how to succeed in the world of work once they graduate?

This could be: in school, over the telephone or video-conferencing.

Host a table at one of our business lunches?

Every term, we welcome alumni back to speak and share their career experiences with students. Your careers insights can make all the difference to students struggling to identify the right career for them or to those applying to work in your field.

Post-18 Option Days?

Students take part in our Post-18 Option Days where they get the opportunity to meet a range of entrepreneurs and high-profile visitors from leading businesses and universities. With a multitude of talks and seminars going on at the same time, they can dip into the sessions that interest them specifically, gaining first-hand insight from those at the top.

Offer an internship, work shadowing opportunity or small group visit to your place of work?

These meaningful employer experiences can provide students with a brilliant insight into what it is like to work in a particular sector, job role or company.

Conduct mock interviews?

These help students practice their interview techniques and is enormously beneficial in preparation for university or the world of work.

Review a CV?

As an employer knowing exactly what skills your industry is looking for, you could give vital tips to a young person applying for their first or second job.

Represent your career at our biennial Careers Fair? Students from the 3rd Year upwards attend.  You could dispel the myths, promote the highlights and advise on useful GCSE, A-Levels and Degree courses and other specific skills required.

Become a University Rep?

As an undergraduate you can provide top tips to students about your university or provide a “Welcome” to OT’s joining.

Development and Alumni Relations
Amanda Forde (Development & Alumni Relations Officer)
Jo Wood (School Archivist) |
01872 246010 |
Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH
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