G&L FuturesWorkplace Skills
All students take part in our Futures Programme which develops skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, resilience and an entrepreneurial mindset. Though not every Godolphin student aspires to be the next Deborah Meadon or Richard Branson, developing these skills will help equip them with the attributes and ‘soft’ skills we know that future employers are looking for. Activities include:
Design Thinking where, in partnership with a Stanford Design School graduate, students were introduced to the concepts of empathy and need finding and how companies such as Apple and Ford have successfully employed such an approach.
Dragons’ Apprentice where students are introduced to concepts such as market research, gross vs net income, direct costs and overheads, cash-flow and securing investment
The F Factor, a nationwide start-up competition that provides students with tools, skills-training and context to bring their ideas to life and present them to experts
TedEd Project where students explore the seventeen UN goals for sustainable development and look at ways to communicate their ideas and then present them at Ted Talks
Money Matters, an event at the Founders Factory in Kensington where students learnt about creating and investing in ‘accelerator’ and ‘incubator’ businesses.
We are lucky to welcome parents, alumnae and friends of the school to speak to the girls about the skills and qualities that will help them be successful in the workplace, aside from their academic credentials, and to talk about their own career pathways. We have hosted a number of Future Skills Panel Events on female leadership in business, tech and science with representatives from Forbes Fintech, Snapchat, Spotify and the Stem Cell Research Department at King’s College Hospital.
G&L Futures includes a comprehensive programme of Careers Events and Initiatives. With many businesses moving to remote working limiting opportunities for work experience, for Futures 2022 we have launched a series of exciting In-house Internships.