Pupils get career tips from RSA

Students from Ken Stimpson Community School have been getting some careers advice from one of Peterborough’s biggest employers, global insurance giant RSA.

RSA staff based at its Lynchwood offices in Peterborough worked with 30 Year 12 students to help them think about what they want to do post school and university.

KSCC is a specialist international, business and enterprise school which enjoys excellent relationships with businesses and schools in China, the USA and Malawi.

The engaging, fun and interactive workshops showed the students the broad range of careers in insurance – everything from the mathematical whizz of underwriting to the human interaction of major loss claims.

The sessions also included advice and guidance about the skills and behaviours that get you employed, including a practical understanding of what skills employers are looking for in potential employees.

Andrea Ayre, community co-ordinator at the school, said: “It was a pleasure to be able to work with inspirational employees from RSA, our students, were full of praise and thanks to RSA for volunteering to support them on their journey into the world of work. RSA employees gave students valuable advice and encouragement into improving their networking and employability skills and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Becky Dainty, RSA volunteer, added: “This was so much fun and a great opportunity to support a local school. The students were fantastic, but just needed an insight into the workplace to increase their confidence and help them to think about their next steps. Although, we are based only ten minutes from the school, they weren’t either aware of what we do, or, the varied job opportunities at RSA.”