Last month saw over 4,700 students from 30 local grammar, non-selective, independent and special schools gather in Stoke Mandeville Stadium, which was chosen for its long history of inclusion, for day one of our annual careers show. The second day saw another 500 job seekers travel down (despite the snow!) to meet employers from 120 local, national and international businesses. Disney, Pinewood Studios, Le Manoir, MK Dons, John Lewis, Amazon… even ITV News Meridian dropped by to broadcast the event.
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Bucks Skills Show in pictures
“It was the best day of my life. I learned so may new skills and left feeling very confident."Student
As well as opportunities to network, visitors were invited to hear 15 guest speakers talk about everything from filming the Peaky Blinders series and teaching the next generation of nurses, to increasing diversity in computing and designing furniture.
Just look at all the fun we had.
“The show seemed even better than last year and there were so many activities for the children to be involved in. We’ve had a lot of comments to say they enjoyed it and gathered vital information about future careers.”Teacher
“My son has finally shown interest in a career venture after an inspirational chat to the gentleman at the Pinewood stand, thanks to Bucks Skills Show!”Parent
The team here love being able to meet so many brilliant young people, and hopefully help them on their dream career path. Careers Hub Lead, Marina, said “It was heart-warming to see the excitement of all those in attendance as they met businesses from a wide range of sectors, gathering information about their potential next steps.”
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