Students were visited by a guest speaker to talk about their own professional career pathway, careers and higher educational routes within the field of criminology.

As part of our raising aspirations programme students that attended had previously either expressed an interest in this subject or are looking to further their studies in this area at university.

Our speaker held a Criminology degree and has an abundance of experience through previous roles with the police force, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and in the arena of Parole. They gave an abundance of information on various careers linking to criminology. Students absorbed the information they were presented with and found the experience gave them an extremely interesting insight into careers they could work towards if they gain a criminology degree, the careers available to them without a degree, available apprenticeships, and how criminology can link with a psychology degree. Students were also informed about different criminal justice organisations and the varying job roles within.

Mrs Bullock Careers Co-Ordinator said: ‘Professional Career Pathway Talks are an excellent way to engage students. This careers, advice and guidance giving session was a complete success with many students attending. This will ensure our students are equipped with a greater level of understanding of careers available to them in the future’