Students of all ages benefit from school careers fair

Sybil Andrews Academy careers fair. Photo: Gooderham PR

A careers fair that saw employers across a range of sectors give advice to secondary school students has been hailed a success.

Students from every year group at Sybil Andrews Academy, in Bury St Edmunds, benefitted from last week’s careers day. 

The school’s sports hall was taken over for the day with a range of information stands hosted by local employers.

Karen Cannard, careers advisor at the school, said: “We have built up good working relationships with businesses over the last few years and it was great to finally be able to invite them into school and hold a careers fair.”

Lizzy Pearson, the school’s careers leader, added: “We wanted to open up the day to every year group so whether they were in their first year at the school or considering options post-GCSE, they could still benefit from advice about potential careers and employment and training opportunities.

“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the event.”

Employers local to the school on Moreton Hall, including Treatt and Skechers were in attendance along with emergency services, West Suffolk Hospital and other businesses and education providers. 

One of those, Ned Campbell, director of Risby-based I-MEX (M&E) Ltd, said: “This is great opportunity for us to raise awareness of some of the employment opportunities, both within our company and our sector, and we were really pleased to support the careers fair at Sybil Andrews Academy.”

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