Ian commented, “Returning to my old school after more than 30 years it did seem strange parking in a playground where I used to kick a ball about with my mates. It reminded me that at the time scoring the next goal was of more concern than getting a job or going to university! Luckily today's students have many more opportunities than I did to find out about the various career options they can take when they leave school. Our attendance at the event hopefully encouraged the pupils to consider a career with our company.”
Lauren felt almost slightly envious of pupils having these types of fairs at secondary schools, as she didn’t have these types of events when she was at school! But she did feel a sense of comfort to know that students are now getting the opportunity to understand what a fantastic array of careers, roles and industries are available to them!
Lauren commented, “It is a daunting experience for a pupil being at the pinnacle of deciding what they want to do with their life and who they want to be! University and careers still feel a long way off for them, therefore to be able to reassure and help the pupils to consider the variety of options available to them and to introduce the industry that Assurity Consulting works within makes the careers fair a rewarding event.”
Headteacher, James Malley said, “Some days at Therfield are simply superb. Wednesday was one of those days. Our annual Careers Fair saw students in every year group hold thousands of conversations about futures with employers, universities and many inspiring adults. Every student I’ve spoken to enjoyed the fair and valued the opportunity to talk about possible career routes, many of which they had never considered (or in some cases even heard of!) before. As Headteacher I can’t thank the people who gave up their precious time enough. The commitment of all of them enabled a truly great event which had a palpable buzz.”