Alumni

We are currently looking to make contact with former students to support our current students with their career planning and act as ‘Career Champions’ at various events and sessions we hold throughout the academic year.

We are also keen to promote around the academy examples of careers which alumni from the Academy (and previous schools) have moved into, with photographs and biographies. If you are a former student and would like to become involved with the Academy as a ‘Career Champion’, or share info for display, please register below.

You can also share your Post-16 and Careers path as an Alumni with us, and give an indication of whether you might be able to spare us an hour, once a year or so, to promote your careers (or business!) and inspire current students.

If you would like further information regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact our Careers Co-ordinator, Mrs Suzanne Strathern by telephone or email (01642) 454577 or sstrathern@hillsviewacademy.org

Please click on this link to register for our Careers Champions/Alumni Scheme and a member of the team will be in touch in the near future.

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Last week, we had a visit from an ex student, Amy Cosgrove. She came in to hold assemblies with Year 7 and 8 Girls to raise their aspirations and help them to aspire to aim high. Amy is currently training to be an asyJet pilot and studied at Eston Park School and Normanby 6th Form 2004-2011. Alongside Maths, English and Science, I chose to study German, Resistant Materials and Geography for GCSE, and for A-Level, I chose to study Maths, Physics and German. I knew these subjects would be helpful in pursuing my dream of becoming a pilot, but I enjoyed studying them too. I certainly wasn’t the most academically gifted at school, but I worked extremely hard to attain the grades that I needed to go on to study at University. I chose to study Maths and German at the University of Leeds, two subjects I really enjoyed and ones which would provide me with good career prospects should my pilot dreams not take-off. Upon graduating, I spent a few years working various jobs in translation and marketing to save up to go travelling for 4 months around the world. It was once I got back, with my education and some experience under my belt, that I decided it was time to finally chase my dream and apply to easyJet’s pilot training programme! Amy's advice to our students was - Work hard, have a dream and never give up – you never know where you might end up.