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Business Week at Milton Abbey

Milton Abbey's Lower Sixth Form pupils spent the penultimate week of term taking part in 'Business Week'.

The week began with two days of work shadowing, with many pupils placed with members of the Milton Abbey alumni, where they were able to gain an insight into careers as diverse as fashion journalism to mixed agriculture.  Other pupils went on various careers-based trips to places such as Twickenham stadium to learn about the business of sport, and Escape Studios in West London where they had the opportunity to learn about the digital FX and games industry.

On their return to School the pupils attended a number of talks, starting with Sam Parkes, an admissions tutor at the Royal Agricultural University and Milton Abbey old boy, who spoke about the university admissions process and how to make the most of your application.  This was followed by Anthony Smallwood, another former Milton Abbey pupil and recently retired EU spokesman at the EU Delegation (Embassy), who spoke about the forthcoming referendum.

Other talks included on health and welfare, both as a career and its impact on their own lives, and also a wine tasting session put on by Fred Langdale, a Hampshire wine maker.  Throughout this, sessions were run giving guidance on how to begin UCAS and university applications, along with chance to work on CVs and learn how to put together job applications.

A hugely enjoyable and beneficial week for all our Lower Sixth and we thank all our visiting speakers and work placements for taking part.