Career’s Fair Survey Results – Fair date: 28/02/2020

On the 28th February REACH school organised post-16 careers fair for all students in Year 10 and Year 11. Organisations such as JTL Training, Prince’s Trust, and Gordon Franks Training all attended to offer our students knowledge about their programmes and pathways. The British Army were also able to attend and gave an excellent presentation to the students on careers in the Army and the various qualifications one could achieve. Further education establishments such as UCB, BMET, Cadbury College, SCCB, Bournville and Solihull College were also able to attend and help our students with any course queries and offer advice on what pathway would be best for the students based on aspiration and current predicted grades.

Surveys were also completed by both students and parents/guardians about the fair. Below are the results:

58% of students strongly agreed that the careers event was well organised.

42% of students agreed that the careers fair was well organised.

54% of students strongly agreed that the exhibitors were helpful.

46% of students agreed that the exhibitors were helpful.

38% of students strongly agreed that they were able to find the information they wanted.

46% of students agreed that they were able to find the information they wanted.

16% of students either disagreed or were unsure as the companies they were interested in were in the end unable to attend the fair.

38% of students strongly agree they have a better idea of their career options after the fair.

58% of students agree that they have a better idea of their career options after the fair.

4% of students disagreed as they would have liked other organisations such as NHS, Police and construction companies who offer apprenticeships.

38% of students strongly agreed they have a better understanding of what options are available to them after they leave REACH.

50% of students agreed that they have a better understanding of what options were available to them after they leave REACH.

12% of students were still unsure and stated they required more information which the CEIAG Lead then followed up on and met all students individually to offer advice and guidance.

Parent Surveys

100 % of parents agreed the event was well organised.

50% of parents knew the industry their child wanted to move onto after REACH.

50% of parents did not know the industry their child wants to move onto after REACH.

50% of parents knew the qualifications their child needed in order to pursue their career choice.

50% of parents were unsure of the qualification their child needed due to not knowing what career path their child wanted to take.

100% of parents strongly agreed they knew who to contact in school to receive careers information for their child.