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More than 250 of our students got a glimpse into their futures at Trent's annual Careers Fair last month.
Over 50 cross-sector employers, apprenticeship providers and Higher Education establishments were on hand for students to speak to about their options. They were able to find out what a particular job is like, how to get into it and its various pros and cons.
In September, our Careers and Higher Education Hub was used for the first time. The contemporary, welcoming facility is situated at the heart of School to give students the opportunity to think about their futures from a younger age and to provide the support, resources and time to set them on the right path.
Mrs Fiona Starbuck, who some of you will know from her previous role as Day Marton at Martin House, joined the careers team at the start of this term. She said: “Careers have traditionally been looked at in schools from Year 10. This aspirational new facility sits right in the centre of every day school life. It puts the future at the forefront of students’ minds from a younger age and anyone can pop in, be curious, ask questions and build positive relationships with the careers team.
“There are jobs our Year 7 pupils will do in the future that haven’t even been invented. We need to support all students with the most up-to-date and age appropriate information on everything from traditional professions and Higher Education options to apprenticeships and other new and rapidly evolving opportunities.
“Giving students the chance to positively engage with the breadth of opportunities out there from an early age, while at the same time providing older students with the time and expertise to support them in fulfilling their ambitions, means the Careers and Higher Education Hub takes provision to another level at Trent College.”