Life after school the theme for careers fair in Moray

Careers Fair heading for Moray

Pupils at three Moray secondary schools who are turning their minds on future careers are being offered an opportunity to discuss their options at a major event later this year.

Buckie High School is to be the venue for a Careers Fair that it is hoped will attract around 40 to 50 companies, organisations and educational establishments.

Organised by Ideas in Partnership, a company that works with secondary and primary schools throughout Scotland, the Fair is aimed at S4 to S6 pupils attending Keith Grammar School, Milne’s High School and Buckie High School.

Around 800 pupils from the three schools are expected to attend the event which follows a successful pilot in Buckie last year. Companies already booked to attend include Subsea 7, Baxters, Clydesdale Bank and Highland Opportunity while all three military services have booked stands.

For pupils seeking to continue their education it is expected that several further and higher education establishments will be represented with Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University having confirmed they will be represented.

A spokeswoman for Ideas in Partnership said: “Careers Fairs benefit all parties involved, but most importantly pupils can get the answers to their questions and speak face to face with the companies they may hope to work for one day.

“Teachers can make contacts and links with companies, while the companies themselves have a chance to interact with pupils and teachers. It also offers a platform for them to network with other businesses.

“Ideas In Partnership will be preparing all the pupils for the Careers Fair by carrying out two motivational talks which start to get them thinking about their future careers, the wide range of possibilities in the job market and a talk about the importance of a good CV and interview dressing/etiquette.”

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Careers Fair, which is to be held on Thursday, November 13 from 9.30am to 3.30pm, or who wish to book a place should contact Naomi Davis by email or telephone 01771 644163.

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