Our first ever GOSH teens Careers Festival

On Friday 3rd August 2018, we hosted our first ever ‘GOSH teens Careers Festival’ – an exclusive careers event aimed at current and ex-patients aged between 14 and 18 years old.

We opened the hospital doors to companies including Morgan Stanley, Premier Inn & Restaurants, McCann, Delta, Fieldfisher and Bourne Leisure, who each hosted a stall.

The young people who attended took part in CV workshops, interview training and creative team building challenges. They engaged in a Q&A panel made up of ex-patients and celebrity guests and heard from companies around building a personal brand, using diversity as a powerful tool and how to sell yourself. The key themes from the day were confidence, resilience and opportunities.

Abdullah, aged 14, said “Before this I thought there wasn’t that much I could do, but after attending this it’s made me think there’s lots more that I could do in the future” and Grace, aged 16 added “I found it helpful to hear different people’s experiences, and to learn that you don’t need to be perfect. There are lots of different ways to get to where you want to go, and even if there’s a bump in the road, you can get round it.”

A huge thank you to all of the companies and individuals who helped to make the day a success.