October 13, 2022

Careers Fairs across Lionheart schools

As a Trust of schools, we place great importance on providing our students with careers information to allow them to make informed choices for their future pathways beyond education.

In recent weeks, schools across Lionheart Educational Trust have hosted careers fairs with a whole range of employers, further and higher education and training and apprenticeship providers, discussing options with our young people.  

The most recent careers fairs at Martin High Anstey, Beauchamp College Oadby, and The Castle Rock School Coalville welcomed local and national employers including Next, The Army, Stepnell Construction, The Police and Marks and Spencer. University representatives also travelled to our schools from across the country and included University of Lincoln, Leeds University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Oxford Brookes University.  

Around 600 students and their families attended the bustling events and left with a far clearer idea of routes they wish to investigate for training programs, apprenticeships, university courses and future careers.  

As detailed in the Baker Clause – implemented to address skills shortages across several sectors of the UK’s economy whereby schools ensure information, advice and opportunities are available – students are entitled to: 

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;  
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events 
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses. 

Lionheart schools’ careers fairs are just one element of ensuring these opportunities are available for students, from year 7 to 13, and are supported by other activities including careers talks in school and online, university visits and work experience opportunities.  

We would like to thank all of the exhibitors who took the time to attend the events and speak to our students. We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from students thanks to the support of external providers.  

If your business, university, apprenticeship or training provider would like to support one of our future careers events, please do get in touch via [email protected]