Powys County Council, in partnership with Careers Wales, Powys Secondary Schools, the NPTC Group of Colleges, the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations and Cambrian Training, is organising a second Powys Schools Career Festival. This event will take place in the South Glamorgan Hall and the New Food Hall, on the Royal Welsh Showground, on Wednesday 7th March 2018. Students will leave school at 8.45 am and will return by approximately 2.00 pm, so the school buses will run as normal at 3:30 pm. There is no charge for this event.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness amongst young people of the range of career options, education and volunteering options that are available to them when they leave compulsory education. The day will form part of the Work Related Experience programme delivered in schools, in which Careers Wales plays a pivotal role. It is also an opportunity for employers to champion their industries to young people who may not yet have a firm idea of which career path they would like to take.
There are approximately 100 exhibitors attending this event, including national and international companies, public sector employers, Powys schools and the NPTC Group of Colleges, the armed forces, police and fire services, as well as top universities and training providers. The exhibitors will be providing practical, interactive and hands on experiences to fully engage the students.
The guest speaker for the Careers Festival will be Alana Spencer who won the Apprentice in 2016 and is now working with Sir Alan Sugar.
Travel has been arranged for each of the secondary school students in Years 9, 10 and 12 (and the equivalent age NPTC students based in Powys). Students should bring a packed lunch or alternatively there will be some opportunities to purchase food at the event. If a student is in receipt of Free School Meals and is registered for this in school, we’ll ensure that they’re provided with a packed lunch in the morning, before we depart. Students must attend in their normal school uniform but we also recommend that they bring a jacket or coat with them, as the event location can sometimes get cold.
If you DO NOT want your son / daughter to attend this event, please sign and return the form that was sent our via Schoop on Friday 2nd March to the main office. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form below.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.