Hundreds attend careers convention


Brunelcare. - Credit: Archant

STUDENTS found out about a vast array of jobs and apprenticeships at Gordano School’s annual careers convention.

Babcock engineering from Ashton Gate.

Babcock engineering from Ashton Gate. - Credit: Archant

Organisations including Airbus, Premier Inn, the Ministry of Defence, Women in Property and Hilton Hotels attended the event in Portishead to inform pupils about their work.

Students and parents were invited to go along to find out more about potential businesses and career opportunities and a number of college and university stands were also exhibiting at the convention.

Two former pupils, who began their careers with apprenticeships with Rolls Royce, also attended and talked to the pupils about their experiences of apprenticeship schemes.

The three talks were hugely popular and parents and students were given the chance to ask questions.

Army Careers Office, Bristol.

Army Careers Office, Bristol. - Credit: Archant

Debbie Crosby, Gordano School’s careers coordinator said: “We’re thrilled that so many companies and higher education organisations attended our careers convention this year.

“It is vital for young people to understand all of their options, and being able to host these events at Gordano allows us to showcase a variety of choices to a wider student audience.”

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More than 45 businesses exhibited and 500 people attended.

MOD engineering apprenticeships.

MOD engineering apprenticeships. - Credit: Archant

Airbus apprenticeships stand.

Airbus apprenticeships stand. - Credit: Archant