Bede's Careers and Universities Fair Opens Doors to New Opportunities
Bede’s was delighted to host its annual Careers and Universities Fair on Wednesday 14 March, with over 50 universities, specialist institutions, employers, and individual professional experts represented.
Bede’s pupils from across the year groups attended and discussed routes into different careers with the experts on hand. This year, we also welcomed to pupils from four other local schools (Ratton, Cavendish, Lewes Priory and Claremont).
A wide range of business sectors were represented – including Engineering, Accountancy, Investment Banking, Animal Management, Fashion, Insurance, Construction, Hospitality, Project Management, Recruitment and Outdoor Adventure. As always, we had an excellent representation of Universities and Academic Institutions from near and far, to support and inspire pupils thinking about the academic choices ahead of them.
As well as providing exposure to a variety of academic routes and professions, the Fair gave pupils the opportunity to find out about about gap years, apprenticeships, work experience, summer work and internships. It was a great opportunity for pupils to practice their professional engagements, by asking questions, seeking advice and exploring ideas for their futures.
Exhibitors included the NHS, Capgemini, Faithful+Gould, JP Morgan, The Bank of England, UK Power Networks, Raleigh International and the Armed Forces. Local businesses were also present, including Elite Hotels, Drusilla’s, HOP Engineering Consultants and Richard Place Dobson Accountants.
We were also thrilled to be joined by three Bede’s alumni – Daniel Gorringe (from Gaby Hardwicke solicitors), Jacob Taplin (representing Sports Science) and James Ricketts (Pearson’s Business School).
HOP Consulting said, “It was a pleasure to join Bede’s at the event. A lovely footfall of engaged, polite and intelligent young adults and it was fantastic to discuss their career aspirations with them.”
Mary Smith, representing Cardiff Universities added, “It was a thoroughly enjoyable event; with several schools in attendance the event had a good buzz.”
Deborah Franks, Head of Careers and Employability at Bede’s, commented, “It was a great experience for our pupils to come face-to-face with a wide range of professionals, in a supportive, informative and fun way. We plan for the event to develop year on year to provide a robust and innovative careers education for all pupils.”