Careers, Work Experience & Progression Fair Success

24th October, 2017

Our Careers, Work Experience & Progression Fair at Skinners’ Academy took place on Tuesday 17 October 2017. 

Formerly known as the Careers & Education Awareness Fair – the name shift highlights our determination to support our Year 10 and 12 students find quality work experience, through direct contact with potential employers. This event’s target audience was Year 10-13 pupils (ages 14-18) from Skinners’ Academy.


The theme this year is “Attitude is everything” and organisations who attended include:


Organisations Educational institutions
Allen & Overy Arts University Bournemouth
Berkeley Homes Aston University
Break Communications
Deakin & Blue Clare College
(University of Cambridge)
Dentons Canterbury Christ Church University
Education & Employers Taskforce Kings’ College London
EY Leyton Orient Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital London School of Economics & Political Sciences
Hackney Council Middlesex University
Hackney Empire Queen Mary University of London
Hackney Pirates University College London (UCL)
University of Bristol
London Market Group University of Exeter
M&G University of Hertfordshire
Peabody University of Leicester
Rivington Street Studio University of Portsmouth
Springboard UK University of Southampton
University of Westminster



As part of the careers fair, there were panel discussions on the following topics featuring relevant professionals:

  •  Work experience: Secure and succeed in your next opportunity
  • The world of STEM needs YOU: Maximise your options with science and maths
  • Turn your creativity into a career
  • Explore different routes to success: The apprenticeships and university panel

This was our fifth careers fair of it’s kind and our feedback consistently highlights that just shy of 100% of students who attend and engage benefit from the event. More information about the event will follow shortly. In the meanwhile, please enjoy some of the photos below.

Thanks for all organisations, educational institutions, staff and students who participated.