On Monday the 15th October Teign School hosted the annual Education South West Careers and Higher Education Fair for all students in Years 7 -13, from Coombeshead Academy and Teign School. There were over 65 organisations at the event, including Templer Sixth Form, which offer fantastic post 16 courses for students.
Amongst the exhibitors were top National universities, including Swansea University, Exeter University, The University of Law, Bristol University and Dundee University. Also many prestigious employers attended the event including the Met Office, Barclays Bank, NHS and Devon and Cornwall Police.
With such a wonderful range of organisations attending there was a great atmosphere, with buzz and excitement throughout the evening. This was the best ever careers fair for Coombeshead Academy and Teign School, with a significant increase in students attending.
One exhibitor commented ‘it was lovely to speak to students from Coombeshead Academy and Teign School, who were a credit to the schools.’
There were over 2,000 visitors at the Careers Fair, who greatly benefited from the opportunity to talk to higher education providers and employers. One parent commented that ‘it was a great event and sparked interest in my child to think about their future career.’ A student from Templer Sixth form said ‘the event was fantastic and very informative.’
David Potter, a Professional Services Transformation Consultant, gave an enlightening talk about what employers are looking for, preparing for the world of work and employability.
Thank you to all the exhibitors and visitors for making the evening such a success.