Berkhamsted School will host one of the region’s most comprehensive events for local pupils considering their future careers and options when they leave school.

The Higher Education, Careers, Apprenticeships and Gap Year Fair will take place at the School’s Castle Campus (Castle Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2BB) on Thursday 22 March from 6pm – 8.30pm, and pupils from all schools in the area are welcome.

The aim of the evening is to introduce all students (and their parents) to careers and higher education options and opportunities, and it will be particularly suitable for students from Year 10 upwards.

40 universities and colleges will be represented as well as a variety of professionals and Gap Year providers.  There will also be a bank of advisers on hand to guide you with advice on Oxbridge applications, US university admission, medical applications, choosing the right university, career and apprenticeships.

The speaker programme covers:

Applying to Oxbridge – providing guidance regarding the admissions process to both Cambridge and Oxford University, by Rebecca Bradley from University of Cambridge

Apprenticeship Talk – bringing to life the interesting and exciting future careers and opportunities for young people considering apprenticeships by Trisha Seecharran from Education and Employers, followed by IBM’s Georgia Crane, a former IBM Apprentice and now Project Manager and Julian Wathen, Early Professionals Manager, and specialist in customer analytics, highlighting the Apprenticeship scheme and the opportunities available with IBM.

Staying safe in your Gap Year – looking at how students can ensure they have a positive and fulfilling experience in their gap year from Founder and CEO of Go Make a Difference Tanzania, Graham McClure and Claire Anderson their In-Country Director.