Students Consider Life Beyond School

Senior pupils had their eyes very firmly on the future as they considered their options for life after school.

The busy careers fair, which took place in the hall, was organised and run entirely by Year 12 Business students – who invited organisations and ensured the day ran smoothly.

Representatives from a host of universities, training providers and companies were on hand during the afternoon to speak to Year 11, 12 and 13 students about different opportunities and options once they finish school. Youngsters learned about further study, apprenticeships and employment schemes from organisations varying from regional universities, employers such as Aldi, PwC, Lovells and Carillion and apprenticeship providers CITB and The Royal Navy. The event was also supported by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Mr Kumar, who supervised the organising students, said: “As part of their BTEC Business Studies course, students are required to plan and manage an event. Moseley Park students chose to stage a careers fair. The actual day went fantastically well, based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback given by students who benefited from the expert advice available.

“As a result, a number of Moseley Park students signed up to residential summer schools at universities. As well as attendees receiving a range of support from providers to assist them with their career choices, the Year 12 Business students gained a valuable insight into running a substantial and complex event. A digital workshop provided by National Careers Service and a speech by motivational speaker Zoe Bennett rounded off what was an incredibly beneficial experience for all.”