Jobs and Careers Fair 2020
Now in its Fourth Year, the annual BVGS Jobs and Careers Fair was held on Friday 7th February 2020.
Students listening to parent Rob Green in the Science and Maths seminar
Friday 7th February saw 29 speakers and 45 exhibitors come to BVGS for the annual Careers Fair.
The Fair had two components: subject specific seminars and exhibitors set up in the Sports Hall. Students signed up to seminars to hear from professionals in their area of interest. Diverse sectors including: Communications and Marketing, IT and Tech and Banking and Finance had a one-hour seminar.
In each specific seminar, there were three professionals offering their advice on how to get into their industry and other such interesting information, such as an average day in their job, their own career paths and the skills needed to get into their industry. Professionals from: Rolls Royce, the NHS, Rothschild and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (to name just a few!) gave presentations in these seminars, which concluded with student-led Q&A sessions.
The second part of the day was a Careers Exhibition in the Sports Hall. This part of the Jobs and Careers Fair was very much like a university careers fair: with exhibitors from PwC, the British Army, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Mitchells & Butlers and Ocado to name just a few of the national and international companies that were represented.
We were thrilled that many of our speakers were Old Veseyans, coming back to inspire and offer guidance to the current students. Thank you to all those who generously gave time to inspire our students.
Dominic Robson, Headteacher at BVGS says: ‘The Careers Fair held here at BVGS gives our students the chance to think about how they can best shape their Vesey experience to prepare them for the wider world. Exhibitors from such a wide variety of careers and jobs meant that our students could explore different ways of accessing a huge variety of careers. It was great to see students so engaged with exhibitors and lovely to hear positive feedback from exhibitors about our students. A positive and formative event for all involved.’