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Careers and Higher Education Fair 2017

Careers and Higher Education Fair
Monday 16 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Bolton School, Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4PA


What is it?

This is an event hosted by Bolton School for all students. There will be over 100 stands in the two Great Halls covering an enormous range of Career areas from Architecture to modern apprenticeships; also attending are representatives from universities and colleges across the UK. In addition, there will be a seminar programme, details of which can be found below. Please book your place for a seminar in advance as we get very busy! Otherwise, just turn up on the night.   

Seminar programme:

  • Applying to Dental and Medical Schools
  • Oxford explained – an introduction to courses, facilities, the college system and application process
  • Student finance
  • Modern Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Student Finance
  • Studying Abroad the Erasmus scheme
  • From Sixth Form to your 1st job – improve your employability skills 

Who is it for?

Those who would find it most useful are students from Year 9 and above, up to undergraduate level - and their parents, of course!

Why attend?

No matter what stage you are at the answer to this question can be summed up in three words: information, advice and guidance.

Year 9 might like to explore a range of careers and education pathways before making their option choices. Here is a chance to talk to the experts to check if there are any particular GCSEs you need for a particular route. Try to think outside the box and investigate something you’ve never thought of before!

Year 10 and 11 might also want to consider the next stage and options at 16+. Would a modern apprenticeship work for you or do you want to investigate a particular career or university choice? What qualifications and work experience will you need?

Years 12 and above will find this a fantastic opportunity to explore life beyond school or college. You could also negotiate some work experience to help your application gain that extra edge.


Meanwhile, you might find some of the following websites helpful:

www.brightknowledge.org (great for absolutely everything!)         





Confirmed attendees for 2017:

Company/Organisation Career Area
Ulitma Skills Apprenticeships
The Skills Company Apprenticeships - IT, Marketing, HR
Rathbone Training Apprenticeships, Employability Studies, Traineeships
John Holt Architects Ltd. Architecture
Army Armed Services
Royal Air Force Armed Services
Royal Bolton Hospital Audiology
GHA Livigunn/Institute of Chemical Engineers Chemical Engineering + Mech,Elec,Civl & Struc
Civil Service Civil Service Fast Stream and Fast Track
Socrates Psychological Services Clinical Psychology
Ravat & Ray Dental Care Dentistry
The White Room Digital Advertising/Apprenticeships
Royal Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Education
Bolton School Nursery Education - Early Years
KPMG Finance
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Fire and Rescue Service
The Co-operative Funeral Care Funeral Care
Insurance Institute of Bolton Insurance
Appletons Landscape Architecture, Ecology & Environmental Consultancy
Knights Law Solicitors Law
Cartwright Kind Solicitors Law - Legal Executives/Law
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Medicine
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Nursing & Midwifery
Royal Bolton Hospital Physiotherpay
Cohens Chemists Pharmacy
Poole Dick Associates Quantity Surveying & Project Management
Euroguidance UK Study, work & volunteer abroad
CBRE/Savills/RICS Surveying
AO.com Technology/IT, sales, marketing
Ribble Vets Ltd Veterinary Surgery
Projects Abroad Volunteering overseas
Higher Education
Aston University Bangor University
University of Bath University of Birmingham
University of Bolton University of Bradford
University of British Columbia Burnett Global Education
The University of Dundee Durham University
University of East Anglia Edge Hill University
The University of Edinburgh University of Glasgow
University of Huddersfield I E University, Spain
University of Central Lancashire Lancaster University
University of Law University of Leeds
University of Leicester University of Liverpool
Loughborough University Manchester Metropolitan University
Myerscough College University of Newcastle upon Tyne
University of Nottingham The Queen's University Belfast
University of Salford The University of Sheffield
Study Abroad The University of York


Careers and Higher Education Fair 2017