We offer a first class future ready self-development programme. We want to ensure that when you leave us you are ready for the selection process for your first job, university or apprenticeship interview and have the confidence, resilience and strength of character you need for your next adventure beyond school. When you are asked at interview ‘tell us about yourself’ – you will have plenty to impress them with!
The programme offers a depth of experience, insight, training and development not usually experienced until you are well-established in your career. We have brought together some of the most inspirational and knowledgeable experts from across our Cognita UK schools and from the world of work. We have partnered with specialist organisations, to really engage you in thinking about your ambitions and goals and set you up to achieve them. Through webinars, networking, communication and leadership training and participation in MOOCs you can constructively improve your skill-set and emotional resilience.
- Communication and Networking Skills (including networking breakfasts)
- Leadership Programme
- Work style / Career match analysis
- Weekly Webinars and Career Talks
- Speakers Programme
- 1:1 Careers Advisor
- Online careers and further education hub
- Global Peers
The programme enlists the expertise of leaders in industry, to run the Communication and Leadership elements whilst our CogTalks programme is supported by the wider school community. This includes parents, former students, siblings of staff, members of the Cognita Executive board and so on. They volunteer their time to inspire and excite you about the road ahead through mentoring and on and offline presentations and discussions.
Sixth Forms from our schools across the UK and Europe join together to take part in webinars and masterclasses presented by corporate leaders and subject specialists. It’s an opportunity for you to engage with students with shared passions and meet new people whilst being inspired!