With the arrival of a sunny spring, a new financial year and still fueled by chocolate, we’ve been busy sending out letters to all the state schools in Somerset to mark the opening of this year’s advance group bookings for the fifth anniversary Careers Fair on Wednesday 11th October at The Venue @J24.

We have had the pleasure of working with Mandy Plece, Head of Careers at Haygrove School, to help overcome common objections that schools/colleges may have to taking students out during the school day. Here’s what Mandy has to say:

 “We continue to take the whole of our Year 10 to this event; it is perfect for this age group as the students get to network with local businesses  and build positive links for work experience. It also helps them understand what comes next and the key skills they need for their work journey.  Our students’ eyes are opened to the opportunities available to them, with no bias and all under one roof.

 We are happy to take our Year 10’s out during the school day, as this event is a unique opportunity to link the curriculum with everyday working  life. Liaising with exhibitors is a super way of improving students’ communication skills.

 I also benefit directly, networking with key influential people in the area in these exciting times for Bridgwater and the South West. Attending  this major careers fair takes the pressure off arranging our own; we do not have the resources, or the room, to offer anything as impartial or on this scale.”

Please follow this link to place your advance group booking on our One Step Foundation website, selecting your preferred arrival time from 9.30, 10 or 1030. We look forward to hearing from you!

Public schools you haven’t been forgotten, your invitations will follow in the next fortnight when you return from the Easter break…