Students Set Sights on Their Future

Students from Marling School and Stroud High School enjoyed investigating their future this week at the schools’ annual Futures Day event.

The Sixth Form Centre was turned into a Careers Fair where exhibitors from all over the country set out their stalls to invite students to apply for places at their institutions. Students met with representatives from over 30 universities, the armed forces and local and national employers offering apprenticeship opportunities.

Katey Gaunt from St. James’s Place Wealth Management, a FTSE 100 company headquartered in Cirencester, said:

‘It is a great opportunity to meet students and tell them about what we offer and encourage them to apply for our summer intern programme, which is open now.’

As well as the Careers Fair, students attended lectures and talks given by professionals from a range of occupations and were offered tips on application and interview techniques that will make them stand out from other applicants.

Peter Mulligan, Co-Founder of SACU Ltd, who delivered a key note presentation about university application, said:

It’s fantastic to be part of Futures Day each year. It is exciting to see students at this sixth form start their careers research so early in Y12.’

Looking around the careers fair, Billy Arthur, a year 12 student said:

The broad range of opportunities on show today is brilliant. It’s really got me thinking about exactly I want to do.’

Stephen Farr, Head of Marling Sixth Form, said:

 “There are so many different career paths open to students and they were given a real flavour of the exciting opportunities that are out there. We are very lucky to have so many high-calibre companies willing to help them with their choices.”