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    Kimbolton School's Annual Higher Education and Careers Fair

    On Monday, Kimbolton School hosted its annual Careers Fair within the Castle State Rooms, offering a pivotal moment for Senior and Sixth Form pupils to glimpse into the professional landscape awaiting them beyond academia.

    On Monday, Kimbolton School hosted its annual Careers Fair, offering a pivotal moment for Senior and Sixth Form pupils to glimpse into the professional landscape awaiting them beyond academia. This event served not only as an opportunity for exploration but also as an integral component of our careers programme, emphasising our commitment to guiding students towards their desired paths.

    Representatives from ten prominent universities - Durham, Exeter, Lancaster, Lincoln, Newcastle, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes Sheffield, and UEA, stood ready to engage with eager students, elucidating the academic pathways available to them. Additionally, representatives from the Regional Officer Recruiting team for the British Army were present to offer advice. Members of our School's Post-18 Advisor Team were also on hand, extending support and guidance on various routes to higher education, including the UCAS application process. Furthermore, PC Paul G. from the Bedfordshire Police provided valuable perspectives on law enforcement careers.

    In addition, students encountered a wealth of experiential insights from distinguished alumni and professionals - these included Stephen A., just finishing his acute medical training, and Old Kimboltonian (2018) Jasmine B., a distinguished graduate from the Guildford School of Acting who has appeared regularly on TV and stage since leaving Kimbolton - including in Vera (ITV), Father Brown (BBC) and has just finished her run in the 2023/24 cast of multi Olivier Award winning My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre. Ian B., a retired Equity Midlands Official, shared his wealth of experiences from the performing arts industry. Old Kimboltonian Sian B. (2017), now a Preservation Technician at the Duxford branch of the Imperial War Museum, highlighted the diverse career opportunities stemming from studies in Fine Art and Conservation. OK Cameron C. (2016), with experience in McLaren Applied Technologies and Alpine F1 team, offered insights into engineering careers. Georgia C., now a Senior HR Advisor and Trust Recruitment Lead, shared her journey from law school to the realm of human resources.

    Professionals like Caitlin A., Elizabeth C., and Laura K. provided valuable insights into diverse career trajectories. From sales and accounting to education and public policy, these professionals showcased the myriad of opportunities awaiting our students. Dr. Nina G.-D-F. and her colleague Mel Y. offered expertise in veterinary studies and apprenticeships, respectively. Emily J., a physiotherapist with the NHS, shared her journey from university to specialised clinical practice.

    As in previous years, Kimbolton School's Careers Fair was a resounding success, serving as a beacon of inspiration and guidance for our students as they embark on their professional journeys - we would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers who came to impart their advice to all our students on the evening.