Thursday 14th March 2019 saw the second annual Careers fair at Etone College. Due to the amazing work of Miss Waite and the success of the pilot event in 2018, we had to move the 2019 Careers fair to the sports hall to accommodate all of the presenters.
The pupils filtered around the event in 30-minute slots, allowing them valuable time to speak directly to employers, apprenticeship providers and university staff.
Etone College ensures that through each academic year, every pupil will meet aspects of the governments Gatsby benchmarks for a robust careers education. By the time pupils leave Etone College at the age of 18, they will have experienced all of the benchmarks.
You can read more about the Gatsby benchmarks for careers education by following the link below.
The careers fair provided pupils and parents the opportunity to discuss potential next steps and the correct routes through to a certain career. It helps to bring the classroom learning to reality and indicates to the pupils what subjects they need and that every grade counts!!
Presenters included Rolls Royce, Department for Education, HOET, Domino’s Pizza, University of Leicester, Nuffield Health, McLean Restaurants T/A McDonald’s, UCFB, Wilson’s Solicitors, Forrest of Arden Marriott Hotels, Coventry University, George Eliot and UHCW Hospitals, Pure Gym, National Citizens Service, Willmott Dixon, CROWN Bevcan Europe & Middle East, Warwickshire College Group and Evolve Teaching School Alliance to name but a few! We also had our own Sixth Form stand which had lots of interest from pupils.
Feedback from presenters was very encouraging and all enjoyed the experience. Etone College was particularly highlighted as being “the best fair attended so far and the most positive”. Pupils were inquisitive, proactive in their approach and behaved remarkably throughout the day.