More than 700 pupils and parents were invited to choose from presentations and talks from industry experts, including a talk on ‘trends in the graduate employment market’ by Martin Birchall of High Fliers Research and editor of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. These talks were very popular and helped to demonstrate the wide range of career opportunities available to them, including school leaver programmes, graduate schemes and apprenticeships.
“More than 700 pupils and parents were invited to choose from presentations and talks from industry experts”.
The evening helped students and parents to navigate the career market, impressing upon them the prerequisites and requirements for various career paths and the importance of careful research in helping to determine next steps. For some pupils, the careers convention helped to highlight alternative career paths that they may not have previously considered.