10/01/20

Careers and Higher Education Fair 2020 | Events

On Thursday 9th January we held our annual Careers and Higher Education Fair for students in Years 9, 11 and 12, all year groups that we consider to be in transition to the next stage of their educational journey. We were delighted to welcome employers from a range of sectors and higher education providers from across the country to speak to our students about the opportunities their industry offers. With over 50 organisations represented across the course of the afternoon there really was something for everyone and the buzz of conversation and activity in the hall was superb.

A big thank you to the following organisations who gave up their time to support our event and our students:

Skansa, Glenn Howells Architects, Irwin Mitchell, The RAF, Network Rail, Pharmacy Outreach Department at the University of Birmingham, Grant Thornton, Smith Cooper, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Institution of Civil Engineers, ARUP, Dr S Jones, Ramboll, HSBC, Highways England, STACE LLP, Carter Jonas, Digital Waffle, KPMG, Balfour Beatty, School of Metallurgy & Materials at the University of Birmingham, Morgan Sindell, Dr Z Iqbal School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, Rider Levett Bucknall, West Midlands Combined Authority, National Express Transport, St Modwen Homes, Tony Gee, Crowe LLP, NHS Healthworks, Mott McDonald, SWBH Hospitals NHS Trust, University of Birmingham, Aston University, Loughborough University, University of Liverpool, University of Leicester, University of Exeter, Coventry University, University of Huddersfield, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge, Birmingham City University, Leadership through Sport and Business, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds, Newman University, University of Manchester, University of Law.

The event was well received by students, guests and staff alike:

‘It has helped me make some more informed decisions about my future career choice’

‘It was really helpful with the different opportunities each university offered and what careers options would be available to me after choosing my A Levels. I also found out about alternative careers that I could do with my A Level options if I decide not to pursue my original career plan.’

‘It was a very good event as it had many different careers advisers, ranging from engineering, construction, architecture, accountancy, pharmacy etc. It covered a lot of the popular interests.’

‘I was able to speak to a lot of universities I’m interested in, found out about new ones and gained valuable information regarding what decisions I make about my options.’