OP Careers


The OP careers network provides access to OPs for advice and support in a range of business areas and professions. This might include insight visits, placements, work experience, shadowing, or mentoring and is available to OPs at any stage of their career from undergraduate, postgraduate or throughout later life. The network can also be accessed by sixth formers who need advice or experience to assist with their personal statements and university applications. If you can offer help or support with the careers network please contact the OP Office.

Feedback from OPs accessing the careers network:

“It is a difficult industry to break into, particularly when you have no connections. I am so grateful for the help of OPs.”

“The OP network helped me get the opening I needed to get my career up and running.”

“The OP network helped me every step of the way, offering frank and thoughtful discussion on which career was best for me and connecting me to OPs in engineering. OPs advised me through the application process which resulted in an offer of paid work experience with a top engineering firm. I have nothing but praise for the OP network, and I hope others will take full advantage of the services it provides.”

I am very grateful for the experience and first hand advice about architecture I received. I think the OP network is a great idea; not only does it provide a great insight to careers but also provides great links to help in later life.”

“This helped not only to cement my conviction that I would like to study law at university, but also helped me with my university application, in particular my personal statement.  It enabled me to write passionately and include first-hand experience. I think this is why my application was so successful and I received offers from all my chosen universities.”

“I have really enjoyed my time here and now have a good insight on where I want to be in the future.  I feel I could seriously consider a career in PR. The biggest lesson I will take away with me is that experience is invaluable.”

OPs on Linkedin

Network with over 200 OPs from a wide range of businesses and professions by joining the Pocklington School Alumni Group on Linkedin.

OP Careers Forum

Start a discussion, ask for help, offer help, advertise a job or a work placement opportunity – OP Careers Forum coming soon!

Contact Information

OP Office
Pocklington School, West Green,
Pocklington, York YO42 2NJ
Email the OP Office

Rachel Dare – OP Liaison Officer
01759 321307
Joan Gough – OP Database Administrator
01759 322626
Georgina Booth – OP Assistant
01759 322624

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