Over 2,000 students from the four schools in the West Norfolk Academies’ Trust – Marshland High, Springwood High, St Clements High and Smithdon High – attended a huge Careers Show that was hosted at Springwood High. A large number also returned with their parents in the evening to find out more about the career opportunities available to them after leaving school.
Exhibitors were asked to bring activities along to help engage visitors and create a fun atmosphere at the event. Employers included big names like Aveva, Bespak, Fraser Dawbarns and Natwest plus there were a range of universities and training providers showcasing their offer. Running alongside the exhibition was a series of seminars covering subjects from ‘what is an apprenticeship?’ to ‘what to expect with university life’.
Amy Haynes, Apprenticeship Co-ordinator for Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, exhibited at the event. She gave the following feedback: “The careers event was well attended and beneficial for us. We were able to educate students and parents of NHS careers that they had not previously considered and pathways into NHS careers.”