24 November 2022
The culmination of months of hard work and organisation by the Careers Department resulted in Queen’s biennial Careers Fair, hosted this year at Chester Racecourse.
Top employers and universities exhibited at the event exclusively to help Queen’s pupils in Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form to explore the range of opportunities available to them.
We had over 40 representatives from universities, industry, the uniformed services and local businesses and the morning was specifically tailored to the interests of current pupils.
We surveyed the year groups in the six months leading up to the Fair, so we knew exactly who to have representation from.
Students were able to learn first-hand from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. Universities were also there to talk about the range of courses they have to offer and the career progression they can lead to.
Most importantly the event aimed to give students the chance to talk to employers in depth about their company, progression routes and what they need to do to prepare for the world of work. A number came away with offers of work experience and contacts for the future!
Head of Careers, Mrs Dawson, was delighted how well the event was supported by our alumni and parents both as exhibitors and attendees. She felt there was a real buzz of excitement at the venue and feedback at the end of the Fair was very complimentary with all exhibitors so grateful to be able to attend face to face events once more.
In the coming weeks Year 11 will continue to have support from the Careers Department and teaching staff for their A-level choices, including one to one action planning appointments with Mrs Dawson. This event also marks the start of the Year 12 launch into choosing routes after sixth form, such as University or Degree Apprenticeships as part of the packed careers programme we offer here at Queen’s.