Career Pathway programme launched across schools in Lewisham and Greenwich

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has launched their new ‘Career Pathway’ programme across schools in Lewisham and Greenwich.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund (Reaching Communities), the programme will run for 3 years and provide advice, guidance, inspiration and support to young people aged 13-24. The schools involved are Sedgehill, Harris Academy Greenwich, Deptford Green and Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy.

The first launch event took place at Sedgehill School on 14th January 2016. As part of the event, lawyers from the international law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP gave an inspirational talk about careers in the law sector to students and their parents. The second launch event, for pupils from Harris Academy Greenwich, was hosted by Stephenson Harwood on Wednesday 20th January, and included a tour of their offices near Liverpool Street. The final launch took place the following day at Deptford Green School. The Universal Music Group sent two members of staff along to give a talk about careers in the music industry to students and parents in attendance.

Career Pathway will offer inspirational lectures, career workshops, professional visits, mentoring and work experience to students from the four partner schools. The focus will be on students in Year 9, but other year groups will also be given the opportunity to take part in activities.

In addition to the schools-based element of the programme, Career Pathway programme will also work with graduates aged 18-24, offering them careers advice, employability skills training, mentoring and work experience opportunities.

For more information about Career Pathway (Schools) contact Rosemary on 020 8100 2800 or e-mail and for Career Pathway (Graduates) contact Yvonne Phillip on 020 8100 2800 or e-mail