Careers Speed Dating

Careers Speed Dating at Downlands School.
Wednesday 24th January 8.30-11.00am.

What is Careers Speed Dating?
It is a fun, fast paced way for our students to be introduced to people from all walks of life, and to have their preconceptions about the world of work challenged!

Each volunteer is placed with a small group of students who have 3 minutes to try and guess what the volunteer does for a living. The catch is, they can only ask questions to which the answer is yes or no. After the 3 minutes are up, the volunteer then has another 3 minutes to talk to the students about their role, the routes you can take into it, and what skills and qualifications you need and so forth.  At the end of this time, the volunteer moves to the next group of students and the process begins again.

Hot drinks and some tasty pastries are provided to keep the volunteers going!

If you are interested in taking part, please email Liz Hollingdale ASAP at 

All you will need is to send a headshot in advance of the day so you can be registered onto our sign in system for ease of logging you in and off the premises and to not wear anything which would identify the company you come from or the role you play.

Other than that, just bring yourself and join us for a fun morning chatting with the work force of the future!

I hope to see you there, Ms Liz Hollingdale. 
URGENT Request for Two Careers Speakers
On the same day, but later in the afternoon, we are also looking for someone who is able to give a 10 min presentation on being a degree level apprentice, and someone else who could do the same about being an entrepreneur.

Both to also take place next Wednesday but in the afternoon, during the time frame of 1.45 – 3pm. We had speakers lined up but they have had to cancel, so wondered if any BHBPA members has degree level apprentices currently or staff who went down that route? Or whom have created their own businesses?
Ms Liz Hollingdale 
Careers and Work Related Learning Coordinator
Downlands Community School
01273 845892 x239

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