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Successful careers fair promotes opportunity

07 December 2018

On Wednesday 28 November, EHS hosted its Careers Fair which showcased a wide range of career pathways and was attended by girls from Years 7-13. There were approximately 40 stands in total covering careers from theatre and film production to engineering, medicine and dentistry and the Octagon was a hive of activity all afternoon with students excited by the opportunities available. The exhibitors were particularly impressed with the thoughtful and relevant questions they were asked. 

We welcomed many universities including Birmingham, Cardiff, BCU, Loughborough, Lancaster, Leicester, Sheffield, Surrey, Warwick and employers including University Hospitals Trust, Network Rail, BBC radio, Jaguar Land Rover, the Royal Geographical Society, Royal Veterinary College, Cundall engineering, Army and RAF, Gowling, Shoosmiths, Deloitte, KPMG and Deutsche Bank. Other organisations such as gap year companies and NCS, and advice on interview techniques were also available for students.

Also during the afternoon the series of talks including choices at university, how to choose a course, student finance and placement years during degree courses were well-attended and we would like to thank the universities of Birmingham, Loughborough, Surrey and Birmingham City for their talks which were very well received by the students.

The students were particularly pleased to see the familiar faces of our alumnae, and to listen to the advice they gave regarding their careers in medicine, physiotherapy, medical physics, geography and media. The students were able to ask the many questions they had and gain a valuable insight into a variety of career paths. Many discussions regarding work experience were held and we are very grateful for all the connections that were offered to the girls.

We were also delighted to welcome visitors from Ark Academy to join the event. It was wonderful to see so many students and their parents at the Careers Fair after school where there was the opportunity to attend a talk from the University of Birmingham, have further conversations and collect information and prospectuses.
 

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