On 6 February Teesside High School held its annual Careers Convention. The event is designed to enable pupils from Years 9 to 12 to explore a range of university courses as well as a myriad of different career options. Talking directly to recent graduates and Professionals ranging from Cardio-Vascular and Veterinary Surgeons to Lawyers and Accountants gave students an invaluable insight into the qualifications and experience required to achieve their chosen careers.
Many local and national businesses attended including Lister Architects, Siemens PLC, Burgess Hyder Dental Group, ABB Engineering Services, Bousfield Gaskin, Caterpillar, Integrity Search, James Cook University Hospital, Stanhope Park Vets and South Tees NHS. There were also representatives from the Police Force, British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
Delegates from universities from across the country, including Teesside, Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, York, Leeds, Bradford and York St John also joined the event.
Kristin Atkinson of Integrity Search said ‘We were delighted to be given the opportunity to exhibit and discuss the fantastic career opportunities there are within the ever growing digital marketing and e-commerce sector, from web design and development to creative journalism with the pupils and parents of Teesside High’
Head teacher Deborah Duncan said ‘The evening was a real success and it was great to see our pupils thinking about their futures and considering the exciting career prospects they have in store’.