SENIOR students and their parents were given a chance to talk to former pupils about their experiences and career paths at a careers’ evening at St Nicholas’ School.

It provided a valuable insight into the next stage of their education, such as university life and the world of work.

The former St Nicholas’ pupils have forged careers in areas as diverse as medicine, law, human resources, public relations, physiotherapy, aviation, music logistics, business development, project management, fashion, graphic, website and games design, robotic engineering, finance, research and government Cabinet Office.

Others have shown their entrepreneurial skills by starting their own businesses.

“It was most inspiring for the present students to be able to talk to the former pupils as they understand the challenges and dilemmas which they will face when they leave school, and to hear their strategies for overcoming them,” said Jan King, head of careers, who organised the event.

“It was also pleasing to see how many are working in areas they enjoy and how diverse the opportunities are when you work hard.”