Students glimpse into their futures at careers fair - The Rugby Observer

Students glimpse into their futures at careers fair

Rugby Editorial 22nd Oct, 2023   0

STUDENTS at a Rugby secondary school got a glimpse into their possible futures at a careers fair.

Avon Valley School pupils met a range of employers and businesses, along with education and training providers, during a large scale careers event at the school.

Students in Year 11 and Year 9 took part in the event, hearing from organisations such as Warwickshire Police, The Army, The Royal Air Force, and Warwickshire County Council.

A number of local businesses also attended including Lisi Aerospace, NEJ Stevenson, Barclays, and Nationwide Windows and Doors.

Also in attendance were many local post-16 education providers including Moulton College, Rugby High School, Warwickshire College, Bilton School, Stratford College, Rugby Borough FC Academy, Future-Pro Football, Rugby Free School, The University of Warwick, and Heart of England Training.

Lisa Owen, the school’s careers leader, said: “The careers fair was a huge success which has really benefitted our students and has given them lots to think about. It was wonderful to see the students listening to the information, asking questions and engaging with our guests.”

Headteacher Blake Francis added: “There was a really positive buzz in the sports hall as the students met the employers and education providers.

“I’d like to thank everyone who attended the careers fair, which has benefited over 400 of our students.”

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