Careers fair inspires students

Students from Aigburth-based St Margaret’s Academy (SMA) are feeling ambitious following a dedicated careers fair at the school.

Students from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 had the chance to meet universities, apprenticeship and training providers plus local and national professionals from a range of industries.

Taking place in the sports hall, 65 exhibitors from sectors such as sport, teaching, law, accountancy and the army, provided worthwhile advice and information throughout the day.

Universities from across the country also offered insight into course subjects and general student life.

The event was organised by former pupil Greg McLean who is now careers manager at St Margaret’s.

Greg said: “The school prides itself on nurturing students and preparing them for the road to success. ‘The SMA Pathway’ ensures pupils ‘aspire, believe and achieve’. Testament to this unique level of support, St Margaret’s won this year’s career aspiration award at the Educate Awards.

Year 10 pupil, James Curphey said: “The careers fair has given me the chance to really think about my future and whatever I decide to do, I need to work hard to achieve my goals. Events like these are very useful as it is never too early to starting thinking about college, university or work.”

Greg McLean said: “During my time at St Margaret’s I was extremely thankful for the guidance I received from teachers as they helped me determine what I wanted to do after school, which as it happens is helping youngsters decide their own pathway too.

“By holding regular careers fairs it allows the students to meet professionals from different industries as well as higher education providers, who can answer any questions they may have, and enable each individual to make an informed decision when they come to take the next step.

“I am very keen to give our young people the best possible advice and direction when it comes to their future, and the feedback from them about the event has been really positive.”

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