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Careers and Networking Opportunities

The Pocklington School Foundation Careers & Business Network 

The Pocklington School Foundation (PSF) Careers & Business Network was launched in November 2017 and is open to everyone in the wider Pocklington School community, including current and former parents, Old Pocklingtonians, current and former staff and supporters. Its aims are to help each other thrive in a highly competitive world and, by working together, to help inspire our students, and each other, for life.

Our special guest speaker at the launch was Old Pocklingtonian, renowned businessman and Owner/Chairman of Gloucester Rugby Club, Martin St Quinton (1965-1975).  Since leaving Pocklington School in 1975 to study at Durham University, Martin has had a remarkable career in the worlds of both business and sport, including being named Ernst and Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year.  We were delighted that Martin joined us at the launch and shared with us his thoughts on what has inspired him throughout his career.

Following the launch we have held a number of highly successful networking events in London, Leeds and at school. We have been very fortunate to have some excellent guest speakers from our school community, including Christopher Oughtred, former Chairman of the sixth generation family business, William Jackson Food Group, entrepreneur and business leader James Sweeting (OP 81-88), Nicholas Pollard (OP 69-76), Group Chief Executive of Cory Riverside and lawyers Jodie Hill (OP 00-06) and David Strachan (OP 67-77).

Will Treasure (OP 74-79) joined us at The Farmer's Club,  London where took us on a fascinating journey of his career since leaving Pocklington School to running his own company advising retailers across the world. 

As we emerged from lockdown, we held two virtual events, one with guest speaker Sarah Gough (OP 96-07), Associate Director at PR and Public Affairs agency Grayling,  and one with Steven Kyffin OP (70-77), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business & Enterprise) of Northumbria University.

For further information about the Network, please take a look at the leaflet link on this page.  Membership of the Network is free and you can register online using the form link on the RHS of this page. If you require any further information please contact Susan Kay on 01759 322626 or Rachel Dare on 01759 321307.

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