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Alumnae take part in school Careers event

Alumnae Kate Ewart-Biggs, Susannah Barran and Meg Gordon Sussman all exhibited at the school Careers Fair on Wednesday evening
Alumna Kate Ewart-Biggs presented to an audience of pupils and parents
Alumna Kate Ewart-Biggs presented to an audience of pupils and parents

On Wednesday, we were delighted to once again be able to host our annual Careers Fair for Years 11-13, with a fantastic turn out from our own alumnae, pupils and parents plus twenty students from one of our local partner schools, Chelsea Academy.

Professionals from a diverse variety of industries including advertising, architecture, charity, engineering, entrepreneurship, events, finance, law, medicine, publishing, property, tech and wealth management came to exhibit and speak about their career paths to date.

The evening began with presentations by Kate Ewart-Biggs OBE, FHS alumna (Class of 1986) and Deputy CEO of the British Council, the UK’s biggest charity which builds understanding and trust between the UK and over 100 countries around the world through education, teaching English and exploring the Arts and culture. Christine Agnew QC, Barrister at 2 Bedford Row also presented, detailing her vast experience in criminal cases, specialising in major fraud, corruption and health & safety, as lead counsel for both defence and the prosecution.

The second round of presentations were given by Gemma Maclellan, business advisor to the Senior Vice President HSE & Carbon at BP, who has worked all over the globe for the oil and gas ‘supermajor’ for over 16 years, followed by Dr Greg Leonard, junior doctor at King’s College Hospital with a special interest in paediatric cardiology, and Dr Alistair Ludley, junior doctor at the Royal Sussex Hospital with a special interest in dermatology.

The Senior Hall housed exhibitors from STEM, business and not-for-profit industries, including mechanical/ engineering companies Caeli Nova and BAE Systems, artificial intelligence company Manus AI, tech companies FridoTech and 11-29 and charity CRIS Cancer Foundation, to name only a few. A particularly popular exhibitor was Susannah Barran, another FHS alumna (Class of 1999) and speech & language therapist who was accompanied by her gorgeous miniature dachshund, Alice – an added bonus!

The Lower Ground Floor held a very different but equally fascinating selection of speakers from creative and GAP industries including IID Architects (who designed our spectacular new Sixth Form Centre, the Old School House!), global advertising company Grey, events company Mystical Fairies which was founded by FHS alumna Meg Gordon Sussman (Class of 1987), and London based children’s developmental exercise company, TARKA London.

What an inspirational and informative evening. Thank you so much to all our speakers and exhibitors and our fantastic sixth form and careers departments, and to Chelsea Academy for coming over to share the evening with us.



Careers Fair 2022

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