‘What Career Live’ event, NEC

Funded through and organised by the WIN programme, sixty Year 10 and 12 students from The John Bentley School had the opportunity to attend the ‘What Career Live’ exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, in March. They had a unique face-to-face experience with over 100 universities and businesses. Students met university student ambassadors, course leaders and higher and degree level apprentices. They were able to discuss their career ideas and receive information to help them consider their future plans. They all came home ladened with prospectuses and with their minds buzzing from the great careers advice! One student said they have learnt that ‘it is important to work hard in higher education, as it leads to better opportunities’. Others felt that they had broadened their horizons in the choices of university and college available to them. One parent said ‘thank you for offering the students this fantastic opportunity!'.