With Shirley Hall closed for refurbishment this year’s Careers Fair, held on Thursday 8th March, took place in the chapel and our new Sir Alan and Ian Tod sixth form centre. There was a fantastic buzz around the stalls associated with distinguished organisations such as Unilever and Investec Wealth Management and top universities including Durham and Warwick. Animated conversations were a feature of the evening between our students, from Years 8, 11 and 12, parents and representatives.
Concurrent with the stalls were fifteen different presentations in classrooms, highlighting a wide variety of disciplines and professions, from Apprenticeships to Veterinary Science, where students and their parents could ask pertinent questions to the delegates, away from the bustle of the chapel and sixth form centre.
It was rewarding to see that so many of the delegates were Old Blues highlighting their successful careers in journalism, medicine, finance, software engineering and genetics.
The turnout for this annual event was excellent and much information was gleaned by parents and students as they start to consider which GCSEs and A levels to choose, and which universities and courses to apply to.
The whole event took much planning through a great team effort from different parts of the school, under the guidance of Assistant Head and Careers Information Advice and Guidance coordinator Ms Lynette Holland, plus a most able Senior Prefect Team, who were superb ambassadors and guides for the school.
For more information about our Careers Information Advice and Guidance provision please click here.