Connect Careers: Humanitarian relief, development and conservation

Haileybury Connect launched its new initiative Connect Careers last term, which connects current Fifth’s and Sixth Form pupils together with former pupils from a number of related professions, aiming to provide career advice from those within relevant industries.

Every term has a different theme, to ensure that a number of careers in different fields are covered. The theme for this term is Humanitarian relief, development and conservation. Pupils will be joined by alumni working for NGO’s and charities around the world, in a webinar that will be uploaded to the Haileybury Connect platform.

The panel will consist of four Old Hailyeburian’s; Alice Clough who works with UN’s International Organisation for Migration, Anella Vokes who formerly worked with the British Red Cross (BRC) but now works for Elrha, Ed Brett who is now in his third year with Haileybury Youth Trust in Uganda and Clara Johnston who works for the Marine Conservation Society. Each will give pupils an insight into what has led them to their current roles, how they achieved it and guidance for pursuing careers of this type.

Alongside the webinar, Haileybury pupils will be able to watch interviews featuring Leanna Jones who worked with the organisation Compassion in world farming, Nick Polley who is currently in Columbia working for the British Red Cross, Okemdi Chukwu who set up his foundation the Pajoma Network, and finally, Charlie Tebutt who is an Academic at Oxford University researching environmental change.

The interviews are live on Haileybury Connect’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, the webinar will be taking place Tuesday 2 Feb at 6.00pm and pupils are able to sign up and gain invaluable insight into potential careers in Humanitarianism by signing up here.