Local Students Invited to Careers Convention

On Wednesday 14 March, 4.30pm – 7pm, Truro School will be welcoming Year 7-11 students from across the county for a careers convention.

 

Students from local schools will have the opportunity to speak to professionals from a wide range of industries such as engineering, medicine, accountancy, graphic design and software programming.

A focus on growth industries

This year there will also be a focus on some of the major growth industries such as STEM and those outlined in the Government’s Industrial Plan, which links closely to Cornwall’s Strategic Economic Plan.

These areas offer some fantastic employment opportunities for graduates and school leavers, often in emerging industries.



The exciting range of professionals attending the event means that there is something for everyone, from those who want to start working immediately after leaving school to those planning to head to university.

The benefits of speaking to industry professionals

Jo Shaw, Careers Administrator at Truro School Sixth Form, explained,

“This event will be based upon the realities and opportunities of the field, not about training or courses. The Careers Convention is therefore open to all students regardless of their next step.”

Ms Shaw continued,

“Our job as Careers Advisors at Truro School is to ensure that students pick the right career path for them. Events like the Careers Convention help young people to gain answers to difficult questions that only those in the specific field can explain.”

Full exhibitor list

Career Area Company
Marketing Wolfrock
Film School Falmouth University
Graphic Design / Advertising Lou Jones Design
Journalism / Broadcasting BBC Radio Cornwall
Concorde Recruitment Concorde Recruitment
Outdoor Activities Salt Air Adventures
Social Enterprise Awear.co
Army Army
Police Police
RAF RAF
RN RN
Dentistry Cathedral Practice
Medicine Peninsula
Medicine GP GP Hayle
Physiotherapy Allied Health Professionals
Veterinary Penmellyn
Work Experience, RCH Treliske RCHT
Accountancy Francis Clark
Chamber of Commerce / Publishing Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
Financial Adviser AFH Group
Law – Barrister Crown Prosecution Service
Law – Solicitor Foot Anstey
Architecture Lilly Lewarne Practice
Chartered Surveying Devon and Cornwall RICS Matrics
Chartered Surveying RTP Surveyors
Construction Consultants Ward Williams Associates
Engineering Watson Marlow
Engineering Nomenca Ltd
Geology / Mining Grinding Solutions
Geology / Mining Paterson Cooke
IT – Software Software Cornwall
Marine Careers Cornwall Marine Network
Ship building / Apprenticeships Pendennis
Apprenticeships Cornwall College Group
Apprenticeships / Rural Careers Cornwall College Group
National Citizen Service NCS
Teaching/Education Truro School
Sixth Form Provision Truro School Sixth Form

The exhibitors’ views

Former student Alex Willmore, who co-owns Cathedral Dental Practice, will be an exhibitor at the Careers Convention.

He said,

“I hope to be able to show the students the depth of opportunities the profession can offer, whilst retaining the ability to choose to live and work wherever they may ultimately decide on. Dentistry is exciting, interactive and the opportunities are endless to allow you a productive and fulfilling career.”

Another exhibitor will be Melody Tuffnell from accountancy firm, PKF Francis Clark. She explains the importance of events such as Truro School’s Careers Convention,

“PKF Francis Clark has supported this event for many years to help provide students with information about employment and training opportunities when they leave education.  These events are great for students as it allows them to talk directly to local employers to find out about all the opportunities that are available to them; especially options that they might not have considered before. Several of our current trainees first heard about PKF Francis Clark following our involvement with careers events at their school or college.”

Taster interviews

To give you a taste of what it’s all about, we spoke to some of the exhibitors ahead of the event, asking them how and why they ended up in their industry.