Gosport school holds job fair for students

From left, Ben Jones and Barney Johnson, Year 10 pupils at Bay House School, with Edward Blake from business Mott Macdonald
From left, Ben Jones and Barney Johnson, Year 10 pupils at Bay House School, with Edward Blake from business Mott Macdonald

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STUDENTS were given the chance to meet professionals at a jobs fair.

Bay House School in Gosport held the event for its Year 10 pupils to get ideas about their future careers.

A number of companies and organisations from the surrounding areas attended including Highbury College, Fareham College, Southampton Solent University, the Royal Navy and BAE Systems.

Year 10 pupils Ben Jones and Barney Johnson were interested in engineering.

Barney, 15, said: ‘This was a good opportunity for us to see what’s on offer. We like engineering and there were a few engineering companies.’

Ben added: ‘It has given me a better idea on what I can do to get an engineering job.’

Careers co-ordinator Jo Wandless said: ‘This is the first time we have held this event for years and it was for students who did not want to do work experience.

‘During the week we also looked at CV building and interview technique.’