Moray school event helps pupils plan for future careers

Editor meets an old football buddy at the Careers Fair

Young eyes were opened to the possibilities for future careers when Buckie High School threw open its doors to around 40 companies and organisations this week.

Around 500 pupils from three local secondary schools – Keith, Buckie and Milne’s High – were able to quiz potential future employers and professional advisers on future career pathways.

Organised by Aberdeenshire firm Ideas in Partnership, the event brought together a variety of local firms and public organisations including Johnstons of Elgin, all three services, Police Scotland and Diageo.

Popular at the fair was a stall manned by insideMoray, the only local media resource present and providing advice on how community journalism could be used as a stepping-stone to a career in writing, photography or videography.

Editor Stuart Crowther said: “I was delighted at the number of young people who are showing an interest in what we do and how it could be applied to a future career.

“They were in turn interested in learning how I had seen many people of their age using community journalism as a stepping-stone to work in every area of the professional media.”

At the fair was S5 pupil at Milne’s High School, Catherine Gillibrand, who said: “The Careers Fair really opened my eyes to what job and training opportunities there are available.

“I was really surprised to learn about the range of jobs that would suit my strengths and interests.

“It was also great to see so many universities being a part of the fair – it was definitely worthwhile and has helped me plan for the future.”

Over 20 pupils from all three schools have lodged their details with insideMoray to take part in future joint projects with Moray’s leading community news resource.

(More images from the careers fair can be found on the insideMoray Facebook page).

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