On Tuesday 6th March 2018, North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Young Chamber member, Kirkham Grammar School will be hosting their annual Careers Fair. The fair is being staged in National Careers Week (5th – 10th March 2018) which is a celebration of careers guidance aimed at bringing together students, local employers and Higher Education providers.
The event also includes a series of specialist workshops to inspire and engage all students from Year 7 through to 13 in their search for a suitable career or study direction.
The Careers Fair will have over 45 employers and HE providers attending, to provide an excellent opportunity for students to ask questions and pursue their interests.
The range of employers at the fair is diverse both in terms of sector representation as well as business size and reach, with local and national organisations in attendance. The armed forces will be supporting the school with representatives from the Army & Navy. The Army will also be running an interactive afternoon session for the Year 9 students. Sectors represented include Healthcare with Blackpool & Victoria Hospital, Law with Slater & Gordon, Utilities Management with Inspired Energy and Finance with Ernst & Young amongst many others.
The workshops will provide the students the chance to hear from employers in a diverse range of careers including Physiotherapy, Marketing & Veterinary; as well as building their knowledge on CV writing, presentation skills and university student life.
Mr Daniel Berry, Headmaster of Kirkham Grammar School, commented, “We are delighted to welcome so many organisations into our school. The Careers Fair and workshops will provide our students with a fantastic chance to understand the huge range of opportunities available to them, broaden their horizons on the different careers prospects available and help them to develop an understanding of how to achieve them”.
Fiona Langan, Young Chamber Manager from North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said, “The Kirkham Grammar careers fair provides exactly the kind of opportunity that the Young Chamber supports with quality and meaningful interaction between the pupils and employers, to help advise and inspire them to make more informed decisions about their future career goals”.
Events from the fair can be followed on KGSCareers along with future careers info