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Companies Come Together for Careers Convention

 natwest convention Stamford Endowed Schools held their first Careers Convention on 6th November, with a great variety of companies, universities and gap year projects talking and advising students on their options for life after school.

62 exhibitors set up at Stamford School, including universities, multinational organisations such as Network Rail, Siemens, Cummins, Rolls Royce, and Deloittes, and several local companies, including Agrii, GSS Architecture, Creative Ambitions and JKR Human Resources.

The event was well attended by over 800 parents and students, who were invited to come along to talk to experts about their futures. Universities from London to Belfast pitched up in the new Performing Arts Centre to tell students about the range of study options they can expect when they leave school. There were also organisations which provide alternatives to university, such as Global Volunteer Projects and school leaver programmes with a multitude of businesses. The evening also offered formal talks - tailored to school leavers - on studying abroad, graduate recruitment, and an introduction to Oxbridge.

Head of Business Studies at SES, and one of the organisers of the evening, Mrs Child, said that “It was a great night, not only to see such a variety of organisations available to answer questions from students, but also to see the interest from the students themselves, who were all curious, mature and brilliant ambassadors for the schools.”

Kayleigh Woods, a visiting admissions officer from St Andrews University, tweeted after the event; “What a fantastic bunch of young people came to speak to @univofstandrews in Stamford. Good luck to all #brightfuture”.