On Thursday February 25th Lambeth Academy hosted an exciting aspirational Further Education and Careers Fair.
Over 50 organisations attended: top-end employers including those offering school leaver programmes and higher education institutions, including Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.
Other companies and universities involved included Educate Services, Siemens, the National Careers Service, the LSE, Jesus College Cambridge, Jesus College Oxford, King's College London, PWC, EY, Barratt London, the Army, the Royal Navy, the NHS, Radio 1xtra, Square Enix, Accenture, FM Conway, Princeton, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Universal Music, UCL and both St George’s and Guy's hospitals.
There were more than 20 breakout sessions, giving the chance for attendees to find out about career or study opportunities from the participants. The fair had something of interest to all year groups, with talks such as ‘My dream job’ for the younger students and ‘Going to University abroad’ being run by Princeton and Fulbright, for older students.
Before the event, Magdalin Babiker-Clancy, Associate Vice Principal, Ethos and Business Development said:
‘I am hugely excited about this inaugural careers fair at Lambeth Academy. It will be invaluable in embedding our ethos of high aspirations starting at the earliest stage of our students experience here at Lambeth Academy.
I am particularly pleased with the calibre of organisations who have committed to attend, and show off what is on offer to young people.‘
After the event, Jan Shadick, Executive Principal said:
‘Beyond Lambeth was a defining moment for Lambeth Academy, it was an ambitious event and we were absolutely delighted with the response from our students. The experience of meeting people from such a huge variety of organisations, and the conversations that were had, will be life-changing for some.
We are grateful to all the companies and institutions that gave up their time to our young people, to encourage them to believe that there is a wealth of opportunities out there for them, and they are within their reach!’