Careers Festival 2019

Careers education is all about ambition, aspiration and inspiration. Our 2019 Careers Festival took place on 6 February and was our most ambitious yet! We had more than 35 visitors who set up their stands in the market place in the School Hall and gave their valuable time generously to our students. The variety and scope of careers and professions represented was incredible, ranging from banking, engineering, construction, catering and hairdressing to police, Royal Navy, NHS, National Trust and a host of universities! The Careers Festival was open to Years 8-13 throughout the day and our professionals really had their work set out for them answering literally hundreds of questions. There are few better ways our students can learn about prospective careers than hearing from the experts themselves. The Festival is just one element of Careers education at FHS which also includes ‘Career Conversations’ with Career North (all years), work experience weeks (Years 10 and 12), practice interviews (Year 11), Santander Creative Thinking Careers Workshop (Year 7) and a wealth of visits and assemblies throughout the year. Mrs MacDunne, our Careers Coordinator, added ‘We are very grateful to all the professionals for offering their time and support to our students. The Festival was a tremendous success and I know this will be invaluable to our students, many of whom are embarking on key decisions for their next stage of study or employment. Well done to the students who attended too as they really engaged and got the most out of their visit!’