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Posted on: 29/01/2020

Hundreds turn up for Careers Fair

Exhibitors from over forty organisations including colleges, universities, apprenticeships and training providers, as well as employers, took part in Morpeth School’s bi-annual careers fair, on Wednesday 29th January 2020.

Students from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 along with their parents and carers, met with organisation representatives who set up stands at the fair, to talk about the choices, schemes and opportunities available to them when they leave school.

The fair is part of the service offered by the Careers Guidance specialists at Morpeth.

Careers Co-ordinator, Jackie Hollidge, said: “The purpose of the fair is to introduce pupils to the range of options open to them in the world of work, education and training, when they leave Morpeth School.

“The best way to do this, is to meet face to face with people who have first-hand experience and knowledge of what’s available out there and can advise on how our pupils might get in to their organisations.

“We’re delighted the fair has been so successful, hundreds of pupils and families turned up.

“Thank you to all the exhibitors who took part and for sharing your expertise with our students, your advice and support has been invaluable.”

Careers Lead and Transitions Coordinator, Miriam Keith, said: "Our careers and higher education is a fantastic way of introducing our students and their families to the broad range of options they have after leaving school.

“We were delighted to host so many prestigious universities, employers, apprenticeship providers and further education colleges, and students had a unique opportunity to engage with them, and gain the information they need to make ambitious, informed decisions about their futures.”


Organisations that took part in the fair included:

Allies and Morrison

New College of the Humanities

Roehampton University

Sussex University

Kingston University

New City College

Reading University

ADA: National College for Digital Skills

Fashion Retail Academy

Waltham Forest College

New Vic College

Newham College

Access Creative College

Capital City College Group

Society of London Theatre / TheatreCraft

University of Hertfordshire

University of Arts London

City University

Department for Work and Pensions

Anglia Ruskin University

University of Creative Arts

Queen Mary University

Goldsmiths University

Middlessex University

Barts Health (NHS)

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Greenwich University

The Access Project

London Fire Service

Bouygues UK

Big Creative Education

King's University London

Lloyd's of London

White Hat

Tower Hamlets Careers Service


Morpeth School 6th Form

Canary Wharf Group