Troy, a Year 11 pupil from Greenwich, recently had his career guidance interview with his Transition Manager on the Future Frontiers programme.
We recently spoke with Troy, who told us about the importance of having a back-up plan and other learnings from the programme that helped him to build confidence about his future.
“To be honest, before I started the programme, I had no clue what I wanted to do in the future, like zero idea. I’ve got a clearer idea now.
It was helpful to be with the group during coaching sessions — it opens your mind to other opportunities that other people might want to take and so you think, “oh, maybe I want to do this” or “maybe I want to do that”.
There were a lot of resources, such as the one that we used online. There was also a slideshow and booklets, so you can write it down and refer back to it when you're in Year 11, as I am now.
“I think I'm a lot more confident now because I know what I need to work on.”
They also gave me advice on what I could do, such as A Levels, T Levels, and now I know what they are, because before I didn't even know what they were.
At the start, in Year 10, I chose game developing. But after the interview with my Transition Manager, Harvi, I'm choosing something towards business management. It helped me open up and realise what I really wanted to do. So I plan to go to Sixth form and do A Levels in Business, Psychology and Biology. I am happy with my choice.
The interview also made me think about a back-up plan — I realised if you just focus on one thing, you're not going to have another option. My back-up plan is to try and get into an apprenticeship, also on the business side.
“The future is coming quickly so it's good to have this support.”
I think I'm a lot more confident now because I know what I need to work on and what I need to get in the future to take that A Level. So for Biology, I need to work on science. For Psychology, I need to get a good grade in Maths.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to the people who made this happen. What they're doing is good for other young people as well because some people may not really think about the future and put it to the side, but the future is coming quickly so it's good to have this support.”
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