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Get involved in Reading School’s Careers Convention 2022

Help us provide advice and guidance, and work-related experiences to support our students beyond Reading School. We welcome organisations and industry professionals to talk about higher education, apprenticeship and graduate schemes, career pathways as well as opportunities to travel and participate in volunteering projects and gap years. 

We successfully hosted our last careers convention in 2019 and received many positive comments from the Redingensians community including our students, who felt better equipped to begin making important decisions on their career pathways. Delegates involved also enjoyed speaking and giving advice and stated how rewarding the experience was.

Getting involved in the careers convention is a wonderful opportunity to engage with over 1000 students from the ‘Best State School in the Southeast 2022’ as reported in The Times, Parent Power.  Reading School students develop a strong sense of social responsibility, building their character through our learn, lead and serve programme – The Reading Way cultivating a sense of belonging and service to the community.  Academic excellence is at the forefront with our intellectually curious students achieving some of the best GCSE, A level, and university entry results in the country.   Many students secure places at top universities to read medicine, economics, mathematics, and languages to name a few. 

To help prepare our students for the working world, we want them to consider:

  • A spectrum of careers from creative arts to science
  • The impact of technology and data science in the next 5 years
  • Information and advice from industry professionals
  • Whether the pandemic has changed the health science landscape and how can our students best prepare for careers in these fields

The Agenda:

  • 17.30 Delegates arrive for briefing and set-up of delegate station. A light buffet will be available in the Refectory until 18.30
  • 18.30 Careers Conventions begins
  • 20:30 Delegate break down and clean up

As an employer, this is an ideal opportunity to speak to a captive audience of some of the brightest students – the future workforce. You have the opportunity to network, build your brand or company brand and gather contacts amongst the delegates, often unlocking a range of business opportunities.

Interested in becoming a keynote speaker?

We also seek keynote speaker that can speak on a range of industries/careers.  If you are interested in being a keynote speaker, contact Lizzie Ayres (Assistant Head) at layres@reading-school.co.uk.

Please complete the form below asap to secure your spot. Delegates/keynote speakers who were involved in the 2019 Careers Convention will be given priority to participate this year: Careers Convention 2022- Delegate registration form

Sponsorship opportunities

We will be providing advertising opportunities in our careers brochure and other publications and digital platforms. Please email careerscon@reading-school.co.uk to discuss advertising opportunities. 

Covid:

This year, the event is expected to draw many students and parents/carers and of course, we will continue to mitigate risk and take into consideration any changing government guidance by restricting numbers to just students, if deemed necessary, to ensure the safety of our delegates and students.  This will be under constant review up to the date of the event.

We look forward to you joining us to inspire our students either as a delegate or keynote speaker. If you are not able to attend our careers convention but know someone who would, please encourage them to contact us at careerscon@reading-school.co.uk.

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