Senior School Careers Fair
On Tuesday 27th November AKS held their 4th annual Careers Fair. This year 76 different businesses and organisations attended, providing our pupils at AKS with the opportunity to research and investigate the world of work. It was great to see a number of our Year 9-13 pupils there to start planning their career pathway.
The Library was the medical and health zone with a variety of medical, health care, physio and veterinary organisations.
Small and large local companies and business could be found in the Hall, along with uniformed services and the voluntary and political sector.
33 different educational and university organisations were represented in the 6th form common room.
Our 3 guest speakers gave a presentation and then question/answer sessions, offering pupils an insight into a variety of careers. Dr Emma Brotherton, a former Arnold pupil spoke about her journey into medicine. Adrianne Marriot-Mills from Falmouth University explained the different Creative Industries and Sam Dunn from UCFB spoke about Sport and Business.
Below are some pupil responses to the evening which demonstrate what an important event this is:
Year 11 pupils
“I found the university section really helpful and interesting as it gave us a bigger picture on what we could do later in life.”
“Talking to people who work in the profession I hope to one day go into was beyond helpful. I discovered dozens of potential other paths and destinations, as well as learning about my original ones in more depth. Everyone I spoke to kind and helpful.”
“I found the careers fair very enlightening, as I found out so much about medicine and what I need to do to get onto a university course. The people were very helpful and easy to gather information from.”
“I found the careers fair very helpful as I could find out lots about what you would need to get on a medical course, what university life is like and the positives and negatives of medicine.”
“I found a college that I really like and I have started to get together my C of E so that I can get into it, the careers fair was very helpful and gave me chance explore which path I could take, I also looked at places that I didn’t think I could get into but I would be happy to get into them if I got the chance to, I loved being a part of this experience and thank AKS for providing a big range of places to choose from.”
“I very much enjoyed the careers fair as it gave me the opportunities to ask people from the universities what the atmosphere is like, what courses you can do there, and all the opportunities they provide for students. It intrigued me to look on their own websites and find out more.”