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 21 March 18:00 –20:30, and pupils from all schools in the area are welcome.
The aim of the evening is to introduce students (and their parents) to higher education options, apprenticeships, careers and gap year opportunities. It will be particularly suitable for students in Y11, Y12 and Y13 who are making decisions about their next steps.
A large number of universities and colleges will be represented as well as a variety of professionals and gap year providers. There will also be advisers on hand to offer guidance on Oxbridge applications, US university admission, medical applications, apprenticeships, and to provide independent career advice.
The speaker programme covers:
18:00: Applying to Oxbridge – providing guidance regarding the admissions process to both Cambridge and Oxford Universities – from The University of Cambridge
19:00: Apprenticeship Options – bringing to life the interesting and exciting careers and opportunities for young people considering apprenticeships – by Trisha Seecharran from Education and Employers. Joining Trisha will be two current apprentices to share their experience of the degree apprenticeship schemes with BT and KPMG
20:00: Considering a Gap Year – highlighting things to consider when thinking about/choosing a gap year experience to ensure students have a positive and fulfilling experience – from Founder and CEO of Go Make a Difference Tanzania, Graham McClure and Claire Anderson, In-Country Director