CAreers Fair - Tuesday 4 February 2020
Many thanks to all the parents, students and representatives who attended our Careers Fair on Tuesday 4 February 2020.
This was another hugely successful event, with many familiar faces and a few new ones also. We were able to invite a variety of delegates from local, national and international businesses. We also had representatives from apprenticeship providers, universities, and colleges. Even more students were able to join us this year, from across the three secondary schools within the Trust, with a possible audience of 2500 students from Years 7 to 13.
The Careers Fair helps all our students to focus on the world of work, to begin to develop their ideas about employment and to make important choices about their futures. Year 10 and Year 11 students are planning for entry to Maiden Erlegh Sixth Form or alternative routes; Sixth Formers are preparing for further studies at university or elsewhere, or for training or employment. The Careers Fair can help in speaking to industry experts and exploring the opportunities available to them so that they take control of their own career destinations.
Some feedback from the event are below.
"Fantastic variety of careers in show! Brilliantly organised."
"It was very useful and helped me a lot with the future job I want."
"Wear comfortable shoes. There was a lot to see and lots to think about."
"It was a good and exciting experience, everyone was friendly and open."
"Great opportunities – careers department very, very good. Would recommend. Large variety which is fantastic."
Activate Learning - Reading College & Bracknell and Wokingham College
ASK - Adviza
Balfour Beatty / Vinci / Taylor Woodrow
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Berkshire Phsiotherapy Centre
Blandy & Blandy
Chartered Institute of Credit Management CICM
Chelsea FC Foundation
Chiltern Nursery and Training College
HIT Training / Connect 2 Care
Institute of Civil Engineers
John Lewis Partnership
Key 2 Communicate - Jane Page Independent Speech and Language Therapist
Kingston University London
Metropolitan Police Service - Mr J Lawrence
New College of the Humanities
Royal Veterinary College
STEM Ambassador - Sally-Ann McDowell - Senior Project Director, Syneos Health
STEM Ambassador - Yusuf Shauq - Mechanical Engineering (MA) at Surrey University
Thames Valley Police
The Environment Agency
The Forbury Group of Nurseries
Turner & Townsend
University of Bath
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University Of Reading - Art Department
University of Reading / MES - Mr M Sutton
University of Reading / MES - Mr J Newton
University of Reading Meteorology Department
University of West England
University of West London