This term, Queens’ School once again led the way in giving students access to amazing guidance and futures opportunities. Our 5th Annual Careers Fair on 20th March saw a variety of companies exhibiting a wide range of opportunities to students of all ages, both to Queens’ students and students in neighbouring schools.
From HSBC in the banking sector to John Lewis in the retail world, to policing, teaching and opportunities for Gap Years, all ages were catered for in our busiest fair to date. As well as offering advice on routes into various careers, some companies such as accountants Dickinsons offered exciting work experience to those who asked. Other exhibitors included the Police, Hertsmere Leisure and a company who specialise in helping students study in colleges in USA. In total, 30 companies attended with all stating their enthusiasm to return next year. Feedback from parents and students has been fantastic with preparations starting immediately for next year’s event.
We were particularly proud that of 30 representatives, nearly ten were ex- Queens’ students; among these were Mark Brennan, Police Special Constable; Darcy Long, completing a Degree Apprenticeship at John Lewis; Emma Griffiths, primary teacher; Luke Arrowsmith from P&O/Cunard; Gabrielle Dean from Youth Connexions, and Laura Belloth and Lilly Jarret, accountants.
Many thanks to the Queens’ Careers team for their hard work in researching, resourcing and putting on this event, particularly Christine Davies.