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Next Steps Evening at Gillingham School

On Thursday 1st November, from 6pm to 8pm, Gillingham School is thrilled to be staging its Next Steps Careers Fair for students of years 9 to 13, their parents and those of neighbouring schools.

This is our fifth year of running this event and each year it gets bigger and better. If you have been before you will know that the event is well subscribed to by organisations and students. It has a vibrant and exciting atmosphere. Inviting parents is particularly effective in ensuring that the young people make the very best of the opportunity.

We recently received this accolade about the event I attended your last Careers Fair with Camps International and I found it a tremendous success’.

The purpose of the evening is to introduce students to all possible opportunities available to them at whichever point they choose to leave full time education.   For this reason we include: colleges, universities, apprenticeship education providers, volunteer and gap year organisations, as well as employers. Our intent is have representation from as many employers as possible, covering a wide variety of sectors and entry levels.

In the past the evening has been very well attended and the feedback has demonstrated how beneficial it was for both the young people and their parents who often feel at a loss when giving their children informed advice about potential careers. Having now expanded our coverage to include years 9 and 10 this should result in footfall in the 100s.

If any other organisations would like to support the school with this event please contact Emma Vallender, Careers Leader

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