Third year of success for college careers fair

Newton Abbot College is celebrating the success of its third annual careers fair, held on 22 February.

The College welcomed over thirty organisations and companies who represented local and national employers, including the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, accountancy, legal, and industry specialists as well as Universities and apprenticeship providers.

Students had the opportunity to meet with a wide range of industry professionals
Students had the opportunity to meet with a wide range of industry professionals

The fair was designed to give students of all year groups the chance to investigate career paths beyond the classroom, meet with industry professionals and explore options available for their futures beyond College life. Other schools and Colleges in the local area also attended to take advantage of the great opportunities provided.

Year 8 student, Ellie Stonehouse, enjoyed the event: “There was a huge amount to take in at the careers fair; the representatives really tailored their information to each year group and it felt like we were getting a head start on the important career decisions we will need to make. It really made me think about lots of different job opportunities and opened my eyes to areas, like the RAF, that I hadn’t thought of before.” 

College Business Manager, Nick Hill, said: “We are grateful to all the exhibitors who attended, making the event bigger and better than last year; it was fantastic to see so many students so engaged with representatives from such a wide variety of industry professions. We hope to build on this event year on year to help increase the opportunities and improve the life chances of our students.”

Careers Fair Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 1