Futures Breakfast

A special event has given pupils at the High School of Dundee an insight into different career paths.

High School of Dundee Futures Breakfast

F5 and F6 pupils recently had the chance to attend the School’s Futures Breakfast, at which they could meet with and chat to a range of people working in careers and professions in which they have expressed interest.

Organised by a committee of pupils, the event saw professionals from backgrounds ranging from musical theatre and dentistry to video games development and physiotherapy share their experiences, offer advice and answer questions.

The pupils and guests also had the chance to hear from two inspiring keynote speakers, cybersecurity experts Mandy Haeburn-Little (Executive Chair at Business Resilience International Management) and Dr Natalie Coull (Head of Division of Cyber Security in Abertay University’s School of Design and Informatics).

In an insightful talk, Mandy spoke about the importance of and ever-growing need for cybersecurity, and the skills required in the industry, while Natalie spoke about the jobs of the future and the need for continued recruitment into cybersecurity.

Head of Business Education at the School, Neil Higgins, said, “It was fantastic to be able to offer our pupils the chance to talk with so many people from different industries and careers.

“Being able to speak to people about their work and experiences really helps the pupils to make informed decisions about their futures.”

Thank you to Waracle for their sponsorship of the event, and to all of the guests for making themselves available for our pupils to meet.