Sixth Form students at Tavistock College students were treated to a broad range of visitors last Wednesday. Parents, local employers and representatives from the police, army, law firm Bond Dickinson, Babcock, Theatre Royal, volunteering and travel organisation Changing Worlds, and an adviser from The Money Charity ran sessions and took part in a fair to give students vital advice and tips to help them to make decisions and prepare for their futures. Specialist careers’ advisers were also available to help the students work out their priorities and begin to navigate their own ways through the exciting but highly complex sea of choices available in the modern world.
These careers and apprenticeships opportunities were complimented by talks and advice about higher education from advisers from Southampton, Exeter, Plymouth, Marjon and Falmouth Universities, plus from City College Plymouth and Duchy College.
Staff and students from Tavistock College were extremely grateful to the many representatives from such a wide array of university and employment fields. James O’Connell, Head of Sixth Form, said:
“This is the first year we have run this event in this way and had such a range of speakers and advisers on offer. We’re really grateful for the generous support and time given by so many people, particularly employers and parents from our community. Our students really appreciated the event and many are now making real plans for life after school, with renewed enthusiasm for their academic courses. We will look to build on the success of this event in future years.”
Contributors to the event were also impressed by the enthusiastic, polite and warm welcome they received from students. Comments included: “It was a real pleasure to work with such polite and amendable young adults,” and “Students were a real credit to the College.”