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School to Host Careers and Higher Education Convention

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

On 13 October, Bolton School will once again host the Careers and Higher Education Convention, which is one of the largest of its kind held in the North West. The event will offer young people in Years 9 to 13 the opportunity to talk about their options with representatives from Higher Education, apprenticeships, and various career paths.

More than 40 stands will be set up in the two Great Halls with delegates from a diverse range of companies and businesses, including KPMG, Cowgill Holloway, the BBC, The Bolton News, MBDA Missile Systems, and many more. The Army and the RAF will be on hand to discuss the options available, as will the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Police. A number of dental and medical professionals will be able to talk to young people about these challenging and rewarding career paths.

30 different Higher Education providers from across the UK will also be in attendance, including representatives from the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, the University of Law, Durham University, the University of Edinburgh, and Study Medicine Europe. They will be able to provide application advice for those considering university.

Many training providers will be present at the Convention, and some of the attending companies will be able to discuss the apprenticeships they offer. Students attending the event will also able to talk about their options with apprenticeships and the potential for working at 18 with representatives from GMLPN’s Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme, the National Careers Service Manchester Growth Company and Careers & Education Services, a company based in London.

In addition to the stands, seminars will be available between 6.45pm and 8.15pm, offering insight into a variety of topics. These include applying to dental and medical schools, the Oxbridge system, studying abroad, student finance and ‘how to improve your employability’.

The Careers and Higher Education Convention gives students the change to explore careers they may not have previously considered, explore gap year and apprenticeship options, and make useful work experience contacts for the future.

The Convention will take place on Tuesday 13 October from 6.45pm to 8.45pm and is open to all pupils from Years 9 to 13.

 

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Hundreds of young people attended the Convention in 2013

Hundreds of young people attended the Convention in 2013

Representatives from a wide variety of careers, apprenticeships and Higher Education providers will be available to talk to pupils

Representatives from a wide variety of careers, apprenticeships and Higher Education providers will be available to talk to pupils