Pupils pick up careers advice

Staff Sergeant Dave Elstop with English Martyrs pupils (left to right) Ashley Weighill, Chris Harrington, Sam Handley, Michael Lodge and Patrick Van Loo Jenner during the Careers day held in St Annes Hall at the school.
Staff Sergeant Dave Elstop with English Martyrs pupils (left to right) Ashley Weighill, Chris Harrington, Sam Handley, Michael Lodge and Patrick Van Loo Jenner during the Careers day held in St Annes Hall at the school.

HUNDREDS of pupils learned all about life after school at a careers day.

They picked up tips to guide them in the future from a host of employers and education and training providers.

The Hartlepool Mail was among the guests to speak to students at English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool.

Other employers present included Asda supermarket, civil engineering contractor Seymour, Barclays bank, town optometrist M Timlin, Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency and the armed forces.

Jo Liddell-Fisher, the school’s head of careers and work related learning, thanked all the guests for giving up their time to help around 450 students.

She added: “This is the first careers fair we have had for around six years and we are really keen to develop partnerships with employers within the school community.

“It has been a success and gives students the opportunity to meet a host of employers in one go.”

The students who visited the fair were 14-15-year-olds in Year 10 and 16-17-year-olds in Year 12.

Mrs Liddell-Fisher said: “These students have major decisions to make soon about jobs, college courses, apprenticeships and degrees and today has provided them with information to make those choices.”