Network & Careers

The Network

The Network exists to support pupils and young Old Foresters (OFs) as they move into the workplace.

It also provides the opportunity for OFs and parents to come together and forge links within the sector in which they work. This is encouraged through an annual Network gathering and the Forest School LinkedIn group.

Discover more here about:

  • Our annual Network event
  • Professional support days and workshops for pupils.

Coming soon:

  • Mentoring
  • More internship opportunities for young OFs
  • A sign-up scheme for pupil work experience

Network Events

Our annual Networking evening provides OFs and current Forest parents with the opportunity to come together and forge links within the sector in which they work. This is held in central London and includes keynote speakers working in senior roles in the featured industry, while also providing an informal drinks evening allowing connections to be made and nurtured. If you would like further information, or to be involved as a speaker at a future event, please contact scoates@forest.org.uk.

Careers Partnership Programme

If you able to offer assistance to Forest School pupils and young OFs moving into the workplace, in any of the areas listed below please fill in our form.

  • Work experience for pupils
  • Internships for OFs
  • Work shadowing
  • Careers Fair
  • Careers talk
  • Advice by phone/email

Professional support days

We encourage OFs to donate their time and experience to help us with our professional support days. The Alumni & Development Office, in conjunction with our Careers team, are developing focus days to guide our Year 12 pupils through the process of achieving a place to study within their chosen profession. These days include workshops, tutorials and interview practice led by experienced members of that particular profession. If you would like to be involved, or to simply find out more, please contact alumni@forest.org.uk.

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