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Careers convention opens doors for Stamford students

The biennial Careers Convention, held in late November, offered the opportunity for SES Year 10s and above, along with students from local schools, to discuss their higher education and careers options with over 60 companies, universities and gap year projects. The exhibitors included multinational organisations such as J.P. Morgan, Caterpillar and AstraZeneca, and several local companies including Athene, Bauer Media and Roythornes Solicitors.

The focus of the event was to show students the huge range of career opportunities that are available to them, including school leaver programmes, graduate schemes and apprenticeships. Over 700 parents and students were invited to choose from a selection of talks to highlight the choices available following secondary education. Large audiences were treated to talks from industry experts, including a talk on ‘trends in the graduate employment market’ by Martin Birchall of High Fliers Research and editor of ‘The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers’.