Teach First Careers Expo at Butchers' Hall a big success
Published on: 3 January 2020
In December Butchers’ Hall was the selected venue for Teach First’s annual London Careers’ Expo. As one of our charities for the past three years they were kind enough to send across a short report following the event.
Representatives from companies including A-Plant, Siemans, PWC, Goldman Sachs and our own Life’s Kitchen joined the event to discuss their individual industries, the career opportunities available and the potential for progression. In total 165 students attended, all from Teach First partner schools across London.
The best element was giving pupils the opportunity to talk to professionals, as it’s great for their confidence.
As pupils arrived throughout the day they were divided into groups of 12. They started their day by joining carousel sessions. In these sessions the corporate volunteers spent 10 minutes with each group, giving a unique insight into their industry. Pupils were always encouraged to ask questions. After the introductory explanations the students joined the main careers fair where they were able to visit the corporate stands to ask further questions.
It is very important that the most disadvantaged children from our society understand that it is possible for them to consider these major corporations as potential workplaces in the future.
I got an insight into several organisations and was able to gain feedback that will benefit me on my career path.
A very successful event extremely well organised by Teach First, from which the feedback was excellent. Teach First were incredibly grateful to Life’s Kitchen for their part in organising such a fantastic event and for hosting a successful information stand. Also, to the Worshipful Company of Butchers for recommending the use of their Hall and for their invaluable support of our work.