Careers Convention

Every two years, the Academy holds a Careers Convention.

The evening is primarily intended for the pupils in the Senior School and their parents, should they wish to attend, but other adults who are interested are welcome to join us on this occasion.

The aim of the evening is to provide an opportunity for pupils and parents to get a glimpse of a range of careers from those directly involved in them.

This year, the format is as follows:

7.00pm – 7.15pm: All parents and pupils are invited to the Assembly Hall for a brief introductory session.

7.15pm – 9.15pm:   Parents and pupils are free to circulate in the various career rooms and/or attend lectures.  A directory of locations will be provided on the evening.

There will also be a programme of short lectures on professions such as Law, Medicine, Business, Engineering and Sustainable Development. The aim is to reduce the queues that have often developed in these areas.  For reasons of timing, it is necessary to have lectures running simultaneously in different locations.  Parents and pupils may have to make a choice, but will still be able to talk to professionals in the area they missed throughout the rest of the evening.

It is expected that that over ninety professionals will be attending, and we are delighted that so many friends of the Academy, parents and Former Pupils are contributing their expertise.

The professionals we have coming are as follows:

  • Accountancy
  • Acting
  • Actuarial
  • Agriculture
  • Apprenticeships
  • Archaeology/ Local Authority
  • Architecture
  • Armed Forces
  • Arts (Speaker from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
  • Aviation
  • Banking: Retail
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Media
  • Business
  • Business: Entrepreneur
  • Careers Advisor
  • Countryside Ranger
  • Computer Games
  • Dance
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics/ Nutrition
  • Diplomacy
  • Engineering (Aviation, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Hardware, Control, Mechanical, Marine)
  • Estate Agency
  • Event Management
  • Fashion
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Services
  • Fine Art
  • Freight & Logistics
  • Geology
  • Graphic Art/ Design
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • HR
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • Investment Management
  • IT (Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Finance)
  • Publishing
  • Journalism (Sports)
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law (Advocate, Solicitor)
  • Local Government
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Medicine: Surgeon
  • Museums
  • Music: Technology
  • Nursing/ Midwife
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy (Industrial, Commercial, Dispensing)
  • Photography
  • Physiotherapy
  • Police
  • Political Campaigning/ Lobbying
  • Politics/ Data Literacy
  • Property Investment
  • Psychiatrist
  • Public Relations
  • Radiology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail Management
  • Screenwriter
  • Social Work
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Sport Science
  • Surveying
  • Sustainable Development
  • Teaching (Early Years, Primary, Secondary)
  • Town Planning
  • Translation
  • Veterinary

[It should be understood, of course, there is no guarantee that the individuals who have offered to present on the night might not be called away for unforeseen reasons.]

We are still looking for representatives in the following disciplines:

  • Catering
  • Computer Game Design
  • Forensics
  • Forestry
  • Librarian

If you have a career in the above occupations and would like to be involved in the Careers Convention, we would love to hear from you. Please email: