What is a Careers Fair?
Not a pen collecting exercise! Opportunities Doncaster wants to dispel the opinion that students walk around a variety of businesses and simply collect freebies. Our careers fairs are fun and interactive and a great way for you to showcase the best your business has to offer. Come armed with information for them to take away on career opportunities within your sector and ready to answer questions which students will have had the time to think about prior to the event. We also ask for you to have an activity or mini workshop prepared for them to engage with. Encouraging students to think outside the box about potential career opportunities, Careers Fairs take place within a school and can vary in length of time.
Why should I offer one?
Whilst students may be aware of your industry, they might not fully understand the different career paths they could take or the job opportunities available. Discussions with employers allows them to gain an insight in to how you got there and what they could do to follow in your footsteps. Helping to raise their aspirations and awareness of potential future careers whilst also being able to provide information that they can take home and discuss with their families. The activities they take part in also help to highlight the different transferable skills needed within the workplace.
Benefits for students:
- Engaging activities which help students think about transferable skills
- Raises aspirations and awareness of potential career pathways
- First-hand experience of the work place from an employee perspective
- Encounters with employers giving opportunity to ask questions