Earlier this week we staged our biggest and best Careers Fair ever! The sports hall was crammed with trade stands from local colleges, apprenticeship providers and local businesses, each of which had gone to great effort to make their presentations as engaging and interesting as they could be. Students had the opportunity to mix music with DBS, learn how to glaze a window, experience carpentry through making an easel or try a pilot simulation with the Royal Air Force. Many students enjoyed the virtual reality gaming experience provided by the Game Design college courses whilst the artistic tried their hands at printing or freehand embroidery. One of the most popular activities was the horror stage make up provided by the Health and Beauty students from Cornwall College. It was lovely to welcome back ex-student Jacca Stephens along with his colleagues from Pendennis Shipyard, Governor Dave Rickett of Creative Edge and the ex-students who staffed the Future First alumni stand. The prospects on offer along with the chocolates and cookies enticing students to stands might have led you to believe that you were at an important business event in the NEC.
Whether your interests were in studying medicine, animal care or joining the armed services or if you planned to pursue a career with a national employer like Tesco or Serco, there was something there for you.
All of Year 10 and 11 spent an hour at the careers fair, whilst Year 9 visited at lunchtime. Many thanks to Mrs Datson for organising the event and to Lisa Neville at Cornwall Education Business Partnership who found provided some of the contacts and was a great help on the day. Thank you to all of the below for making the day so excellent!
Richard Lander Alumni (through Future First)
Children’s Hospice SW
Plymouth Medical Dental
Truro Penwith College
Cornwall College Group
Duchy and Falmouth Marine school
Enterprise Adviser Programme
Cornwall Marine Network/Apprenticeship Agency
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
Cornwall Music Hub
Creative Edge Design