From inspirational talks about the careers of the future, to writing a stand-out personal statement; from professional support for those hoping to embark on careers in Medicine or Law, to careers “speed dating” workshops; our knowledgeable team and well-resourced careers department are the first port of call for the inquisitive and the ambitious.

World Class Universities Support

Our World Class Universities programme provides bespoke support to each and every student. There are professional training sessions for applications to Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine and Law and a dedicated US Universities Coordinator supports students whose USA destinations have included, Stanford, Yale, Middlebury and University of Southern California, among others.

Inspirational Guests

Putney holds regular careers talks with a wide range of industry leaders and specialists in their fields:

Here are a few that have joined us to advise and inspire…

  • Cindy Rose – CEO Microsoft UK
  • Philip Treacy – Miliner
  • Stacey Cartwright – Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Nichols Group and previously Chief Financial Officer at Burberry
  • Sophie Raworth – Journalist and BBC Broadcaster
  • Dr Will Glazebrook – Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Becky Fatemi – Director of Rokstone
  • Pablo Ettinger – Joint founder of Caffé Nero
  • Baroness Dido Harding – Former CEO of Talk Talk

 

 

 

Putney Ideas Exchange (PIE)

Entrepreneurial Thinking

At Putney we believe that developing resourcefulness, critical thinking and the resilience to bounce back are fundamental skills for life, whether in your studies, in employment or in your own start-up.

An “entrepreneurial mindset” is encouraged across the school. Our Entrepreneur in Residence is on hand to embed this culture, informing, challenging and engaging students of all ages, as well as providing guidance and the practical skills for success.

Putney is a founding member of “Start It” the West London Schools Entrepreneurship Programme, working with other local schools to offer post GCSE students the business skills and experience they’ll need to make headway in a 21st Century economy.

Placements & Experience

Work experience is a key way to get insight and experience of real life roles. In Year 11, students are encouraged to explore potential careers and employers, and take up placements in fields as diverse as the STEM industries, publishing and the British Army.

We have organised Insight Days and visits with Barclays, Nomura, PWC Siemens, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Facebook & Vodafone among others.

Sixth Former wins trainee position at Schroders

Networking

Our regular alumnae lunches are an important way that our leavers give back to the school, sharing their experience of university and chosen career paths and giving valuable insights and advice to those that may wish to follow their footsteps.

Putney students are given a lifetime’s access to Morrisby, a careers advisory service and as members of the GDST alumnae network, they have access to the Rungway app, with its excellent training and networking opportunities.

Click here to read more about our alumnae community

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