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Opportunities Programme

Pestalozzi students are with us for two years but our support for them continues beyond this.  The Opportunities Programme provides information, advice and guidance to students about progression opportunities during and after Pestalozzi. Students learn about a variety of careers, industries and sectors, including NGOs and volunteering organisations in their home countries. They are equipped with essential skills and experiences needed to get ahead in their careers post-Pestalozzi.

  • Career Presentations

Regular industry-career oriented presentations given by working professionals, including Pestalozzi Alumni.

I found the presentation very inspiring. I think the way the programme was conducted was interesting.

  • Employability Skills

Applying for work is an artform in itself. This part of the programme is about teaching Pestalozzi students the skills to confidently apply for jobs and succeed in their applications.

I had never heard of a CV, so it was really useful and I feel like I know what I need to do now.

  • Summer Volunteering

A 2-4 week structured volunteering opportunity with an organisation in the student's own country during their summer holiday.

The experience with Environment Africa's Protracted Relief Programme met my expectations, and surpassed them sometimes... they gave me the opportunity to interact with the farmers. I got hands on experience with how people affect nature and how nature affects people. (Vincent Tembo)

In July I volunteered at SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Bhaktapur, Nepal for three weeks. It was my responsibility to assist the school administration and also the students. Since it is the school where I completed my secondary level education, my teachers thought it was important for me to give a talk to my juniors to help inspire them. I am glad that I was able to inspire my juniors to give back to the community. Most importantly, after having finished my volunteering, I feel more confident in public speaking and expressing my ideas. (Arpana Nepal)

Arpana volunteering, Summer 2016 Summer volunteering

  • June Work Experience

After the exams, students have the opportunity to do a week of work experience within an industry of their choice. Read more!

Thank you for organising my work experience. It made me feel confident that a career in finance is the right thing for me.

  • Gap Years

Many Pestalozzi Alumni are making the active decision to take a gap year before progressing onto further study or employment. Read more!

I am volunteering as a mentor, training students with leadership and entrepreneurial skills and helping with their community service projects.

Click through to find out more about what Pestalozzi Alumni are doing all around the world.

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Gap Years

Many of our Pestalozzi Alumni decide to take a gap year before progressing to university or employment

June Work Experience

After the IB exams, students have the opportunity to do a week of work experience within an industry of their choice.