Last week we met and heard from 2022 Forbes 30 under 30 recipient Mr Ben Askins, an OW and now Owner of luxury digital agency Verb Brands. He spoke to students about entrepreneurship and life skills needed beyond School. It was a great opportunity to showcase our newly renovated Science Lecture Theatre which now features 9-way video wall, speakers and lectern as well as new LED lighting with various functions and acoustic panels installed on the walls.
Mr Stuart Richardson organised the event, in his new role as Head of Careers at Woodbridge. He took time to explain how he plans to work with OWs and students over the coming months. Speaking about the event he said, “Building on the great work carried out by Izzie Brown, the previous Head of Careers, and looking forward to a post lockdown world, where we are allowed to have external speakers on-site. It was great last week to welcome Ben Askins OW to talk about his exciting business ventures in the new Science Lecture Theatre.”
He continued, “My second task as the new Head of Careers is to organise the Careers Fair, which after a three-year hiatus, is back on, taking place in the Dome on Saturday 12 November 10.00am until 2.00pm. All students and parents are encouraged to attend especially from Year 9 upwards. In the new year, I am also hoping to arrange for more OW talks for students, with an emphasis on environment-based jobs as well as alternative careers paths like apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships. It is never too early to start thinking about careers and as the old adage states, ‘choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work!'”