On 28 June, King George V College hosted a Your Future Careers Fair which welcomed over six hundred local students to discover the future career options available to them and network with local businesses.
The Fair was organised in partnership with Liverpool Chamber of Commerce as part of a nationwide scheme to inspire, enthuse and motivate students aged 14-24 to think about prospective careers.
Rachael Brownhill, Careers Coordinator at KGV, said, ‘The day was a fantastic opportunity for students to liaise with representatives from a variety of companies and organisations and aid them in making informed decisions regarding their future.’
Representatives from over fifty local businesses, Universities and other educational providers were on hand to offer careers advice and guidance to students. These included: Sainsbury’s, Santander, Fletcher’s Solicitors, the Royal Navy and The University of Manchester.
Rachael added, ‘Brokering relationships between students and employers is incredibly important and it was lovely to see so many students embracing the event and attending the different sessions held throughout the day.’
Both KGV students and those from local High Schools such as Greenbank HS, Burscough Priory Science College, Scarisbrick Hall and Litherland HS attended the fair.
Visitors enjoyed a series of ‘Get Involved Workshops,’ including a talk from current KGV Student and aspiring filmmaker, Andy Green, who shared his experience of breaking into the film industry and details of his recent work placement as a runner on a hit Netflix series.
Lisa Humphreys, Talent Recruitment Executive at the Chamber, commented, ‘Your Future Career events provide a real insight to students about what opportunities are available to them beyond the classroom.’
‘With young people meeting some of our most exciting employers, it helps to give them an idea of what is possible for their future career prospects as well as information, advice and guidance on various FE, HE and apprenticeship pathways.’
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