On Friday 12th October, 45 Y11 and Y13 students visited the ‘What Career Live’ Show at Olympia. The event offered an opportunity for them 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 meet with big name recruiters such as Accenture for IT, JP Morgan, Volkswagon and Warner Bros. They found out that construction firms such as Redrow also offer apprenticeships in business administration. What Career Live also provided a Mock Assessment experience.
Students talked with apprentices and gained information about writing CVs. Some students visited the What University stands, finding out about different university courses and campuses. Others visited the careers advice clinic.
Apart from the goody bags, students enjoyed finding about university courses…’It helped me decide on a degree’. All students questioned thought that the trip had been useful.