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Posted on: 24/03/2022

Success for Christ's College First Future Choices Careers Event

On 24th March, as part of a College Enrichment Day and their Future Choices Programme, Christ’s College Guildford welcomed over 50 volunteers, businesses, local Sixth Form Colleges and Universities to their first “Future Choices Careers Event” to help support students’ next steps, and to encourage them to discover more about the world of work.

The Careers Fair was aimed at students in Years 9 – 11, who were able to take part in a variety of linked activities, as well as meet volunteers from a range of careers and businesses.  Colleges and Universities were also able to provide guidance as to what is on offer, and the different course options available to students once they leave secondary school. 

Mrs Gaynor Eke, Careers Management Consultant, who provides College and Careers advice to students at Christ’ College said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to talk to real people about the variety of jobs on offer, including those that they may not be aware of.   This event is making jobs and careers real and achievable.”

There was a variety of careers represented including: the Police and Armed Forces; Healthcare; Fire and Rescue; Physicists; Leisure; IT; the Airline Industry; Hospitality; Solicitors; Construction, and many more.

In addition, The Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON) provided a series of talks for students and parents throughout the day about student finances and university life.

Mr Annan, Careers Lead said: “It’s been fantastic to bring together so many businesses and organisations to support this event, so students can start to consider their next steps and begin to build their aspirations.  There was a real buzz throughout the day and students and staff really enjoyed the whole event.”

Students from other local secondary schools, including Kings College Guildford, as well as parents/carers were able to attend, making this a real community event.

Christ’s College Principal, Mrs Hatch said: “We were delighted to welcome so many volunteers, organisations, businesses and former students to Christ’s College. The support of our local community has been outstanding and we can’t thank them all enough for being part of this occasion. Students engaged exceptionally well with everyone involved, asking lots of questions and finding out about what was on offer academically and around potential future careers. We look forward to hosting another event in the future.”

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