Master Thought Processes at Wilmington Academy

Often choices after Post 16 can be the hardest and most challenging ones to make, as university is not for everyone.

With this in mind, a selected group of year 13 students at Wilmington Academy, had the opportunity to participate in a master thought processes workshop with local businessman, Ian Ludlow (www.ianludlow.com). Ian has many years of business experience as well as being a qualified apprenticeships assessor and job coach.

Ian utilised his coaching skills to help focus students upon their next step. The majority of this group of students have yet to secure a placement, so Ian began by using a hexagon based system to channel this creative thinking session and enable students to narrow down their field of choice. Students completed a number of mini tasks in which they visualised their career aspirations and charted how they might progress towards their desired career. Students left the session with a clearer idea about their next steps, and more confident in making career based choices.

“The session with Ian Ludlow was very useful. Before the session I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in either finance, business or music. The session helped me to narrow down what it was I wanted to do to finance. From this, I could begin to think about existing opportunities and potential employers who could help me to begin my career within the finance industry. I’m excited about applying for Marks & Spencer’s assistant management programme and hopefully working my way up into their finance department.” – Eric Pak