41 businesses, employers, and gap year organisations attended this year’s Careers Fair at Notre Dame.
There was a real buzz in our main hall throughout the event. Stallholders explained about possible future careers in sectors as diverse as civil engineering, finance, digital technology, tourism and uniformed services. Our students also asked about apprenticeship opportunities, school leaver programmes, part-time jobs and work experience. Lower and upper sixth were joined by year 10 students from Cardinal Heenan High School, who were keen to speak to potential future employers.
There was positive feedback from everyone involved.
The companies staffing stands included Babington (apprenticeships), Network Rail (infrastructure), Aon (finance), Leeds City Council (health & social care), Marriott Hotels (hospitality), Eversheds (law), Leeds Rhinos (charity) and YIPIYAP (gap year employment). O2 said, ‘We enjoyed the event and the students seemed really engaged. Thanks to all involved at Notre Dame: it was a well organised day and they made us feel very welcome’.
Careers Adviser Ms Liz Crick, who organised the careers fair, said: ‘The Careers Fair provided a great opportunity for our students to network with local organisations. Our students demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, engaging with all our visitors, and proving themselves to be an asset to the college.’
Thanks to Ms Crick for all her hard work in setting up this inspirational event, and to our teaching staff for their support in promoting it to students.