Careers and Higher Education Convention returns

On Thursday, 27 April, saw the return of our annual Careers & HE Convention as an in-person event for the first time since 2019! This year we had our biggest number of FE and HE providers represented, with institutions from all over the country including:

  • University of Birmingham
  • Imperial College, University of London
  • Teesside University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Lancaster University
  • City, University of London
  • New City College

We hosted specialist institutions Escape Studios and MetFilm School which offer a range of courses covering animation, visual effects and game creation to filmmaking and acting. And the Royal Society of Chemistry talked about careers and further study in all fields of chemistry.

With the growing interest in apprenticeships, we were delighted to welcome Abi from AIM Apprenticeships, as well as representatives from JP Morgan who talked to students about their Degree Apprenticeship programme and a career in international banking and investment management. Higgins Partnership representatives were in attendance to talk about the construction industry and their Management Trainee Programme. Melanie from The University Guys was on-hand to give advice to students interested in studying in Europe, the USA and beyond, whilst Investment20/20 talked about pathways into the investment industry. We also had a number of local and national businesses attend. Alwyns LLP Chartered Accountants were on-hand to talk about careers spanning accountancy, auditing, corporate tax and the different professional qualifications they offer. Digital media gurus, 24 Fingers, were available to give advice on getting into online marketing and digital careers. There were also a number of career areas covered, including: Dentistry, drama in the corporate world, architecture, mechanical engineering, PhD research, medicine, veterinary surgery and the sciences.

We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all those who gave their time to talk to the students and gave personal insights and advice. We would also like to say a big thank you to the students and parents for taking the time to talk to the volunteers, ask great questions and for making our guests feel so welcome. We hope you all got a lot out of it.

If you want any more information on any of the talks, or on future events, please contact Miss Darkin.

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