Careers Fair inspires students to prepare for their future

Careers Fair inspires students to prepare for their future

Giles Academy welcomed over 600 students and over 30 exhibitors to the annual Careers Fair at a daytime event on Wednesday 20 October 2021 as well as inviting parents to an after-school session to give everyone an opportunity to prepare for their future.

As a school with students from years 7 to 11, we always support students whether they want to progress to higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

The fair welcomed universities, colleges as well as our very own sixth form, plus apprenticeship providers, local and national employers including our main sponsor Bakkavor and the NHS, RAF and Lincolnshire Police.

All of the exhibitors at the fair were impressed how genuinely interested and professional our students were to improve their career prospects.

The food industry is constantly evolving and with this, the need for emerging talent is greater than ever. The careers fair allowed us to inspire the minds of the new generations.


We are an organisation with over 700+ highly trained and dedicated volunteers and the careers fair has helped us inspire students. It takes a team to save a life and LIVES are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.


As a former student at Giles Academy, I was pleased to come to the careers fair with my local employer as this has helped show students the different careers in our industry.


It’s been fantastic to discuss performing arts options with students who are inspired by the subject but not so sure on the many potential career opportunities.


By offering an after-school session, we had so many students eager to return with their parents to meet companies who have been able to help them identify new career opportunities. These are valuable interactions that will help students be understand how they can work towards their dream job.

Mrs Lucy Conley, Executive Headteacher said “This is such an important event in our school calendar which is available for all of our students and parents. As a school who supports every student to help them explore their options available at both post-16 and post-18, we have an outstanding careers team based in our school. We have an annual schedule of activities and events for years 7 to 11, which far exceeds the framework that schools have to follow.”

Mrs Libby Barber, Careers & Aspirations Lead said “We would like to thank Bakkavor for generously sponsoring the event and all of the exhibitors who attended and gave up their valuable time to speak to our students and make the event so engaging and interesting. Meeting employers and representatives from industry is so important to help our students explore their options and find out the amazing opportunities available after successfully completing their studies at Giles Academy.”

For more information about the careers, advice and guidance provided to students, visit the Careers section on the website.

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