Hundreds attend Highfields' biggest Careers Fair

Hundreds of students were inspired to make the right choices for their future when Highfields staged its biggest Careers Fair to date.

Around 50 exhibitors packed two floors of the school to showcase their services during the event, which was open to all students from Year 9 through to Sixth Form.

A number of colleges, universities, training providers and employers from a range of industries were represented at the Careers Fair, including Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, The British Army, The Royal Navy, Barclays, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wolves Women and Gunnebo.

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The event also featured Highfields’ annual Course Choice Evening, which saw presentations from Headteacher, Mr G Tate, as well as Mr P Rose, the school’s Head of Middle School and Careers Leader, to support Year 9 students in the process of choosing the correct subject choices for Upper School. Visitors were also given an insight into the the range of subjects on offer and what they involve with displays on the top floor.

Mr Rose said: “At Highfields School, we are fully committed to doing all that we can to ensure that all our students are fully aware and understand the possibilities open to them in every sector of employment and the huge variety of careers on offer to them.

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“As well as providing students with the academic foundation to succeed, we pride ourselves on the wide range of opportunities we provide, from Year 7 through to Year 13, for students to explore future pathways and receive quality advice and guidance so that they are able to make the right choices, whether that be Further Education, Higher Education, an Apprenticeship or employment.

“The Course Choice Evening and Careers Fair were a great success and the school was packed with students, parents and carers who came along to pick up valuable advice, guidance and information to allow them to make informed choices about their future direction.”

For more information on the Careers support Highfields offers students, click here

Posted on February 5, 2019 .