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Careers Fest 2019 is open to all - book your place today!

The 10th annual Careers Fest, run by Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Skills Team, is open to the public from 4-7pm, giving even more young people (and their parents and families) the opportunity to find out all about local career and Apprenticeship opportunities.

The event is taking place at MINI Plant Oxford on 22nd January 2019 and will bring together over 60 employers and training organisations representing career choices from an array of industries. The event is open to all schools and colleges across the county, giving hundreds of young people the chance to consider future careers and gain an invaluable insight into different opportunities. 

Open session

From 9:30am - 3pm, the event will be open to school groups but there will be a special open session from 4 to 7pm which is open to members of the public and will enable parents, carers and family members to attend. Students are also welcome to attend with their families - both those who have attended with their school and those whose school isn't visiting this year. Booking is essential for the open session. Please visit: https://careersfest2019twilightbooking.eventbrite.co.uk. Click on ‘Register’ to choose your time slot – 4pm, 5pm or 6pm.

Those visiting Careers Fest will have the opportunity to:

  • Talk to over 60 employers, further education colleges, universities and training providers
  • Meet Apprentices and other employees and ask all your questions about starting out in the world of work
  • Get information and advice on future paths and careers from a varied range of sectors
  • Have a go at practical activities relating to different roles to get a feel for what a job entails
  • Find out about the sorts of jobs and careers available locally

Why attend Careers Fest?

Sian Gibson, a teacher at Heyford Park Free School, attended Careers Fest with Year 10 students. She said "The students feel more motivated to get on and do independent research into job paths. There has been a lot of excitement from the students ranging from now knowing what they want to do in life to starting to think about how GCSE options link to jobs to simply getting out of school and talking in a formal setting with strangers."

A parent at the school said: “My son found it very comfortable and easy to interact with the employers that were at the fair and also came away with a bag full of very well written and very useful information from the exhibitors.”