Careers Trip: What Career Live

On Friday 6th October a group of Y11 and Y13 students visited the ‘What Career Live’ Show at Olympia. The event offered a unique opportunity to discover what options are out there for school-leavers, including university, apprenticeships, sponsorship and on-the-job training. It also gave them the opportunity to network with big name recruiters such as Accenture for IT, Microsoft, Deloitte, AON, Rolls Royce. Students were able to find information on many areas such as advertising, business, marketing, construction, creative and digital media talent and many other companies. Some students visited the What University stands, finding out about different university courses and campuses. Others obtained on the spot careers advice. Here are comments they made about the day:

“There is a range opportunities which makes it amazing to explore”

“This has increased my understanding of the career world by providing a greater insight into the generic job opportunities”

“I learned more about the different opportunities that are involved in Digital Marketing”

“Very helpful experience. Made me understand my career and option choices”

“I found out a lot of information about different university courses and apprenticeship courses”

“This experience was very useful”

“This event was very interesting,however I didn’t find it relevant to media or the courses I wanted to do”