Careers Fair inspires TIGHS pupils to plan their next steps

Over 30 businesses, universities and training providers came together to inspire TIGHS pupils to plan their futures at our recent Careers Fair.

We invited in exhibitors from the world of work, higher education and apprenticeships to take part in the event aimed at our Year 10 and Year 12 pupils. New applicants to the TIGHS Sixth Form were also welcomed along.

Exhibitors included employers Rolls-Royce, Microsoft, Vex Robotics and Bank View Smile Studios. Leading North West universities and training providers also attended, together with representatives from Oxford University.

Year 12 pupils Liyya, Sumayya & Fatima learn more about careers at Vex Robotics

Pupils had the opportunity to speak to exhibitors to gain an understanding of what they need to achieve to reach their career and higher education goals.

We were delighted to welcome Senior ITV News Producer Roohi Hasan as a guest speaker. She delivered an aspirational presentation to the pupils followed by a workshop for those girls interested in a career in journalism.

Pupils also heard from Mo Isap, Director of Group Strategy at Manchester-based Hobs Plc. Mo also works as an Enterprise Advisor for TIGHS and is Vice Chair of Star Academies.

Interactive workshops covered a range of topics including skills in the science industry, and entry routes into Oxbridge.

Year 12 pupil Amena commented, “The Careers Fair was an amazing insight into the opportunities available to us and the variety of routes which you can take to achieve your goal, allowing us to make informed decisions on our future paths.”

We regularly arrange careers fairs and aspiration days for pupils in Years 10 and 12 as they focus on their next steps and set themselves career and training goals.

Senior ITV News Producer Roohi Hasan (left) was a guest speaker at TIGHS’ Careers Fair – pictured with (centre) Bashira Patel, TIGHS’ Director of Futures, and (right) Year 12 pupil Umaira

Bashira Patel, Director of Futures at TIGHS, said, “This was a monumental event for our Sixth Form students, informing them of future career choices and aspiring our young women to be the best they can be. The variety of providers, particularly from the digital sector, offered a range of alternative career options, making this a very valuable event in shaping their futures.”


Pupil Aaiza from Year 12 discusses apprenticeships with Training 2000

Year 12 pupils Tasnia and Aatikah discover the variety of courses on offer at UCLAN

Nicola Fry, Employer Partnership Consultant at Rathbone Training, commented on the professionalism of the TIGHS pupils at the Careers Fair. She said, “The wonderful students from TIGHS were excellent ambassadors for their school – polite, well prepared and very interested in career options and training provision.”

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