Former pupils return to school to talk about world of work
17th March 2016

Former pupils of the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover, returned to the school last Friday (4 March) to share their experiences of the working world in a careers fair for senior students.

The event, held in the Nye Hall Performing Arts Centre, gave Year 10-13 students an opportunity to talk to former Dukies about career and higher education choices and how to write job applications.

The 21 former Dukies hailed from a wide range of professions, including the military, human resources, medicine, advertising, fitness, teaching, town planning, property, retail, engineering and finance. The exhibitors included a pilot, a paramedic, engineers, doctors, soldiers, designers and even a fitness entrepreneur.

Many occupations were demonstrated using hands-on and interactive exhibits, such as specialised paramedic equipment used in mass casualty incidents; flying equipment, including an ejector seat and a parachute; resuscitation dolls with airway equipment and breathing bags; medical kits for making plaster casts; and hi-tech interactive engineering software.

Chris Russell, the school’s Executive Principal, said: “Each spring, former pupils return to the school through The Dukies Association to pass on their knowledge and experience to current students who are considering their options for further education and employment. For many former Dukies, it was their first time back at the school in many years, and they later enjoyed a tour of our new buildings to see the impressive results of our recent £25m redevelopment.”

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