Eleanor Rowe, First Officer at popular airline, EasyJet visits The Burgess Hill Academy
Year 7 students were delighted to hear about Eleanor’s day-to-day duties as a pilot as part of their first career-based assembly on 2 October 2023. Nearly 200 students were captivated by Eleanor’s exciting account of her career path and how her school days helped set her up for success.
Eleanor emphasised that she uses a range of school subjects in her role, specifically identifying maths, science, PE, geography and languages as particularly useful to her. The audience loved hearing how each subject comes in handy in the workplace and how important it is to make the most of all topics covered in the curriculum, as many may prove useful in the future.
Hearing Eleanor’s journey helped many students find renewed excitement for and interest in the wide range of subjects and topics covered at The Burgess Hill Academy and the corridors were awash with excited chatter of high-flying careers and adventures to come for many days.
Eleanor Rowe, First Officer at EasyJet, said: “Sharing my career journey with the students at The Burgess Hill experience was a privilege and an incredibly enjoyable experience. I was very impressed with the mature questions, genuine interest and excellent manners shown by the Year 7 students I met – I have no doubt they will continue to fly high and have some fantastic adventures of their own when it comes to their own career journeys“.
We hope Eleanor may return to our academies in the future to inspire and engage students across Sussex with intrepid tales of her career, helping us nurture the amazing potential in our family of academies.