Careers Fair 2019
The Hayesbrook School hosted a Careers Fair for all students as a prelude to 'National Apprenticeship Week' in March.
Many exhibitors were present including Canterbury Christchurch University, The University of Sussex, Pearson College, Amazon, Barrington James, The Bank of England, Runway Training, Hadlow College, West Kent College, The Royal Engineers, RAF, Tonbridge Lions, Savills, Wells Fargo, AXA PPP, NHS, United Living, JD Whetherspoons, Kent Training and Apprenticeships, Medway School of Pharmacy, A1 Driving School, Go coaches, Caffyns and many more local and regional employers.
The hall was packed throughout the event and the students received a real mixture of future career options from university pathways, apprenticeships and advice around making that first break into industry. Hundreds of pupils were able to spend time talking to the exhibitors in a market place layout and many were able to take resources including prospectuses away with them. Clarion, United Living and CXK sponsored a £50 Amazon voucher and Cayffins kindly donated some other prizes for students that entered competitions run throughout the event.
Event organiser and Assistant Principal Mr Reader said: "This is the third time that we have held a careers fair and it was positive to build upon the links that were established during the first two events. We were delighted to welcome over 40 exhibitors and of such variety as well. The best bit about the fair was that those exhibitors were here just for our pupils and it was clear from the buzz in the hall that it really had an impact on the students. Several of the exhibitors have expressed an interest in supporting the students further and we look forward to inviting them back to the school. Finally, we would like to thank the exhibitors for visiting the school and for having such a positive impact on the pupils.”
The next careers events at the school will be on Thursday 28th February with our Apprenticeship evening. On Friday 1st March 2019 we have a visit to the Emirates Stadium quickly followed by the National Apprenticeship Show on 6th March 2019. We are also really looking forward to hosting our first 30/30 event on the 28th March 2019 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skills-3030-educating-the-next-generation-about-the-world-of-work-tickets-55906228033
Please contact the school if you are able to provide careers opportunities for our students.