On Thursday we will be hosting a careers fair for our students, it is an opportunity for them to get involved and engaged in conversations about their future careers and next steps. There will be a range of industry professionals and education providers for students to talk to, I would encourage all parents and carers to embark in discussions about their own careers and share their routes into the world of work.
From experience I know I only found out about my own profession as a Library and Information Manager following a meeting at my school careers fair, during which I was able to talk to a university lecturer who was passionate about his career as a Librarian and subsequently as a professor He in turn was able to offer guidance towards the relevant work experience and qualifications required. I'm fortunate that in my career I have been able to work in lots of different sectors, engineering, banking, health care, universities and then into education. It is never too early to start having these conversations with students, evidence suggests that those students with career aspirations achieve more academically and are able to access more opportunities to gain work experience.
We are hoping to have a wide variety of professionals from the world of sport, accountancy, public services, childcare, engineering as well as many other sectors.