Hundreds of young people from across Scotland are set to attend Kilgraston’s Higher Education and Careers Fair. The event will host stands from almost fifty universities, employers, and Further Education providers, and pupils are set to travel from as far afield as Fort William to talk to employers and institutions about their post-school options.
With competition high for university places, and the graduate jobs market challenging, the Fair offers a key opportunity for students to make an impression on those who may be scrutinising their CV or application form in the months ahead. And with more options available to young people than ever before, the Fair is a chance for young people – and their parents – to fully assess the range of options available.
Last time the Fair was held at Kilgraston, in 2013, stallholders included the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St Andrews and Newcastle, employers from legal professions and the armed forces, and gap year providers including Raleigh International, the British Exploring Society and The Project Trust. Prestigious music school The Royal Conservatoire was also in attendance, as were representatives from The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine.
Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Elaine Prentice, said “Our Higher Education Fair is an opportunity for students and families to get a real sense of the options available to them after they leave school. Whether students are planning a gap year, further study or entry to the workplace – or even if they’re still making up their mind, this is a great chance to ask questions, find out more, and make a great first impression with some really prestigious organisations”.
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