Careers Conference Inspires Students Next Steps

A record number of employers, universities and advisors joined with staff at Ellesmere College to offer guidance to students at its 19th Annual Careers Conference.

Representatives from nearly 50 businesses, universities and other organisations were on hand to provide advice at the Year 11 Careers Conference and Sixth Form Afternoon, held on Friday 18 October.

The event is organised for pupils, alongside their parents, to stimulate and provide practical advice on a variety of careers and professions to help them make informed choices for their A Levels, BTECs, the International Baccalaureate (IB), and beyond.

Seminars were also held throughout the afternoon for students on a range of topics from university applications to interview techniques, and on careers including law, construction, sport management, and architecture.

Organisations represented included:


  • Handlesbanken
  • UA92 - University Academy 92
  • Jaguar-Landrover
  • J&PR (Journalism and PR)
  • Magellen Aerospace Apprenticeships
  • Army, Navy, RAF and Police
  • National Citizenship Service
  • University of Chester
  • University of Bangor
  • Greenspace Architects

Richard Macintosh, Head of Careers at Ellesmere College said: "We've been holding this careers event for nearly 20 years now - and this year's was the biggest yet. As the numbers of pupils in Year 11 has grown each year, so has the variety of requests for representatives from different companies and organisations - and we've aimed to cover all areas of interest. We were delighted that this year's conference was so well supported and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us and shared their expertise with our students. It will be invaluable in helping them make decisions on their next steps in life."

For more about the Sixth Form at Ellesmere College please visit: Ellesmere Sixth Form


L-R Back: PC Paul Crump, student Jake Redshaw and Captain Ashley Lane

L-R Front: Students Molly Tumelty, Gracie Shallcross and Patrick Hey

23rd October 2019  Back to News