On 5 March, TGS alumni were among 60 professionals who gathered in the IBarn to share their professional expertise and inspirations with students.
A wide range of fields were represented, including medicine, law, journalism, astrophysics, engineering, veterinary medicine, the third sector, policing, research, architecture, retail, TV, financial services and accountancy, IT and marketing and PR.
Three speakers provided advice to parents on student finance, the philosophy of careers, and insights to potential post-school pathways.Made possible thanks to donations to School Fund and our corporate sponsors: The AA, Amey, Buss Murton,Fidelity, HSBC, Kent Smile Studio, mXm Communications, Oyster Worldwide, Priory Lodge Vet Group, Theis and Khan, Warners Solicitors.
“The volunteers I spoke to were very passionate about their jobs and were able to give me an insight into what they do.
— Student feedback
“Students were engaged and their questions were prepared and considered. This event is extremely well put together and gets better and better.
“Our daughter came home buzzing. The parents’ talks were very interesting and engaging. The range and quality of volunteers looked very impressive. Thank you.
“I have already followed up on a work experience opportunity.
"As an alumna of the School I was pleased to be able to give some advice 'to the younger me'. It was a very positive experience and one which I would recommend to others".
— TGS alumnaA message from the Alumni Office:
TGS alumni are the most inspirational and diverse source of careers advice for current students.
Please tell your story at www.tgs.kent.sch.uk/tell-us-your-story
Through TGS Connections Careers Mentoring
, alumni can can each-other as careers mentors