Careers and HE Fair

THE TEMPLER ACADEMY SCHOOLS TRUST held its annual Careers and Higher Education Fair at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre on the evening of Monday 11 April. Now in its tenth year, the event was a resounding success. The aim of the event is to inform, encourage and raise awareness of career choices available to the students in our community. It is important that they have the opportunity to explore the career pathways and options nationally, as well as those locally.

The event was very well supported by students, parents, staff and governors from Coombeshead Academy and Teign School (the Trust secondary schools) and other local secondary schools who had been invited to the event.

In excess of 1500 visitors made for a very busy evening for the 200 plus exhibitors, manning 86 stands; many of whom have supported this popular event since its inception as a STEM specialist Careers Fair ten years ago. Exhibitors came from Higher and Further Education, industry and the service sector, between them covering an impressive range of career options and education provision.

For students looking for Post 16 options in Newton Abbot all the education providers were in attendance promoting the range of courses on offer across the town from specialist provision, A Level and vocational courses. The evening proved to be an excellent vehicle for the Trust schools to work collaboratively for the benefit of the students in our community.

The Trust wishes to thank all those involved in the Careers and Higher Education Fair for their commitment and interest in helping secure their futures.

Our thanks also go to local sponsors Waitrose and Tesco and the team at the Racecourse and Conference Centre for allowing us to use their excellent facilities.

Feedback from delegates who attended the evening is testimony to its success;

The Academy of Music and Sound
“Fantastic”

Princes Trust
“Would love to come again!”

British Ceramic Tile
“Amazingly well organised! Everyone was super friendly!”

Swansea University
“Fantastic event, well organised. I wish they could all be like this”

Cardiff University
“Great event”

An interesting parent response was, “This is so much better than researching online!”

Overwhelmingly the feedback was extremely positive.

Coombeshead Expressive Arts teacher Amy Stephens commented,
“What a fabulous range and variety of providers with so much on offer for the students. I was so envious of them for having this opportunity!”