Over 30 businesses attended Ashfield School’s first ever careers fair which was organised to help students find out more about different professions.
Year 10 students and their parents attended the event, which saw people working in areas as different as butchery, hairdressing and accounting come along.
The teens had the opportunity to find out what their jobs are really like, what qualifications they would need to enter that profession, and what kinds of opportunities those professions might offer.
In turn, the businesses were keen to let students know what kinds of skills employers are looking for when recruiting new staff.
Sam Fryer, the school’s careers advisor, said: “The positive response we received from both local and national companies who came to support the event was incredible.
“Our mission was to expose our students to employees working in the real world so that they were able to share their life experience and what it means to work within that chosen industry.
“The students gained a large amount of advice and so we are looking forward to holding a similar event again soon.”