Lucy Storey
16 February, 2024

Oxford Sixth Form College Careers Day 2024

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On Wednesday we hosted our first Oxford Sixth Form College Careers Day. The event was a great success with numerous families attending with students from ages 14-18 in attendance.

At Oxford Sixth Form College we strive to ensure that our students are supported in achieving the goals that will enable them to pursue their desired career path, whether it be in the Arts, Engineering, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Business – the list is endless! Our careers day encompassed this vision with speakers from the fields of Business, Veterinary Science, and Engineering.


To speak with those interested in a Business career path, we welcomed Margaret Elliot, Head of Customer Service at Event Store Ltd. Margaret outlined how after studying an International Baccalaureate at school in South America she graduated with Honours from the Catholic University in Bolivia with a Major in Political Science with a focus on electoral behaviour based on self-identification. She then progressed to work for the United Nations Development Programme then for the Bolivian Government. Having returned to the UK, Margaret then worked for Truro and Penwith College before her current job. With an interactive talk, Margaret offered an excellent insight into the different learning opportunities that such a varied career in Business can bring.


To speak with those interested in a Veterinary Medicine career path, we welcomed Elliot Smith, a veterinary surgeon who graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with a First-Class Honours Degree. Elliot spoke of how his path from university to now has led him to practice at Bicester Vets, a first opinion small animal hospital that offers a full range of clinical services.With academic interests in diagnostic imaging and feline medicine, Elliot also explained how he is currently studying to become an advanced practitioner. Elliot’s session was extremely informative and highlighted his immense knowledge in the field of Veterinary Medicine, one student may also be joining him for work experience in the future!


To speak with those with an interest in an Engineering career, we welcomed Frankie Targett, a Submarine Cable Engineer working at Vodafone. Frankie outlined her path from studying from her GCSEs, completing UCAS, A-Levels, and university. Following her time at university and experience within the Engineering Education Scheme, Frankie worked with Cherwell Laboratories and the Suboptic Foundation before joining Vodafone. As a Submarine Cable Engineer, Frankie designs, deploys, maintains, and repairs the intricate cables that connect our digital universe. From battling deep-sea challenges to utilising her mechanical and electrical engineering expertise, Frankie’s talk offered a wide-ranging insight into the endless possibilities within the field of engineering.


Overall, the day was hugely successful, and we were delighted to welcome so many wonderful visitors to the College. Many thanks to our excellent guest speakers for so kindly offering their time and expertise.