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Esher C of E High School is proud to work with IBM to provide valuable educational opportunities for our students. Experiences provided by IBM since the link began in 2010 has included:
The Big Interview
All year 11 students at EHS are provided with the opportunity to apply for a 'aspirational' job, complete an application form and attend a one to one interview with a a member of IBM staff. Each student then receives feedback as part of the interview process and an opportunity to experience an additional panel interview. This event takes place prior to students in Year 11 attending college interview and is essential in helping to prepare them for the world of work.
An Afternoon with IBM
This event has taken place annually at IBM Southbank and is aimed at inspiring Year 10 girls into the ICT and corporate business world. Students attending this event have the opportunity to meet graduates from a variety of departments within IBM and find out their journeys' into the IT and business world. Students also have the opportunity to develop their own skills, hear about 'Watson' the super-computer during the afternoon, as well as hearing from top executives from IBM. A truely inspirational event.
Following on from 'An Afternoon with IBM' up to six female students each year have the opportunity to attend the highly rated IBM work experience programme. Our students for the past three years have been based at IBM Southbank for a week in the summer term of year 10. During the week the girls gain a more in-depth view of of a variety of areas within a top corporate company. They are also challenged with undertaking thier own product design and see this through to marketing.
Year 9 Careers Event
IBM have played a key role in our Year 9 Careers Event, run annually in the Autumn Term. The event aims to provide students with information and skills that help them to make appropriate choices for themselves and potential careers, particularly in the run up to GCSE option choices. The IBM 'My Life, My Job' workshops are delivered to all students by IBM staff and really engage students with thinking about how the choices they make now can be crucial in helping them gain the careers they may wish to have after they finish school.
We would like to thank IBM for their continued support at Esher C of E High School and look forward to working with the company in the coming years.