2019’s annual careers fair at Notre Dame was our most successful yet! On Thursday 7 February, a record number of employers – 48! – staffed stands in our main hall. Their role: to offer advice and information about the careers their organisations could offer. Our students certainly kept them busy! Not only was the event open to every student at Notre Dame, but we also invited year 11 pupils from our Catholic partnership schools, and Cardinal Heenan High School attended.
The employers and apprenticeship providers present included the Army, ASDA, the Apprenticeship Hub and BT, as well as Appris, Ernst Young, the Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Nestle. We received excellent feedback on the event, both from our students and the employers who staffed stands. On the day, financial company First Intuition tweeted, ‘It’s fantastic to meet so many enthusiastic, bright young people wanting to become finance apprentices. Employers take note: this is where your future employees are!’
Careers Adviser Ms Liz Crick, who organised the careers fair, said: ‘The event was a great success and we couldn’t have done this without the support of our students. Employers were thoroughly impressed by their amazing enthusiasm, mature and professional attitude, and their very focused and engaging questions. They were a credit to the college and we are very proud of them all.’
Thanks to Ms Crick for all her hard work in setting up this inspirational event.