We want to help pupils develop the confidence, curiosity and independence to succeed in the next stages of their lives, therefore we place a lot of emphasis on providing career support for Freemen’s pupils.  

Freemen’s offers an extensive career’s programme, the Freemen’s Future Pathways, which is underpinned by the Career Development Institute Framework and the Gatsby Benchmarks. Careers is incorporated into the PSHE lessons and you will have access to extensive resources in the Careers Room, as well as to careers staff who provide advice to year groups, small groups and individuals.

There are numerous events throughout the year including:

  • the Future Pathways Fair and the Careers Taster Day for all pupils in Year 9
  • the Sixth Form Taster Day for Year 10 and 1:1 interviews for pupils looking at their A level or post 18 options 
  • year group assemblies and for lunchtime talks for visiting speakers in specific career areas for Year 8 to Year 13.

The Future Pathways Fair

Every Autumn the City of London Freemen’s School runs a Future Pathways Fair, giving pupils from the School, the local area and our partner schools, the opportunity to discuss their future.

The fair provides pupils and parents with a chance to talk to professionals from a wide range of companies, representatives from educational establishments and gap year providers about their future educational and career paths. In previous years we have secured exhibitors including many Russell Group Universities and companies such as Aldi, Atkins, ExxonMobile, EY (Ernst & Young), PwC and Thales Group.

The Future Pathways Fair is a ‘market-place’ format, where pupils and parents approach stalls and stands for advice and information.



Careers Taster Day 

During the Careers Taster Day, pupils discover what is really involved in a number of professions, from being an engineer, working in creative media production or what it is like to work in the City. Inside Knowledge’s Careers ‘Taster’ Workshops provide a unique opportunity to obtain in-depth insight into a chosen career.  Throughout the day, the presenters explain what is involved in the specific profession, routes into it and share personal anecdotes or experiences. This all helps pupils to make an informed choice and decide the type of career that would suit them.

Past career areas include were: 

  • Business and management 
  • Creative media production
  • City and financial markets
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Film and TV
  • Architecture and construction
  • Medicine and medical options
  • Performing arts
  • PR, marketing and social new media
  • Journalism 
  • Accountancy and financial services