Project Description

Glenwood High School Hosts Career Fayre

DYW School Coordinator’s at Glenwood High School recently organised a senior ‘Career Fayre’ to help pupils who are nearing transition from school to make informed decisions about their chosen pathways.  

The event ran throughout the school day and was open to pupils from Auchmuty High School and Glenrothes High School and parents/carers in the evening. The senior pupils who attended the event during the day were able to move casually around the assembly hall and visit a great range of stalls and employers.  

The pupils took their planning booklets along to help prompt discussions and to note down any interesting or useful advice and Information. At the end of the school day the event was paused for a break and the business representatives were invited for tea coffee and a catering offer. We then opened the fayre back up at 4pm and pupils were able to return to the stalls with their families or younger pupils.  

It was important that this event was arranged during the second term of the school year, ahead of curriculum pathway, allowing pupils to make informed decisions about their choices. The school ensured a range of employers and education establishments were represented so there was something for every pupil, no matter what their plan were after leaving school. Pupils had a preparation lesson in PSE ahead of the fayre where they were provided with a list of stall holders and a booklet to allow them to plan their time and decide on any questions they wanted to ask. They were also given the opportunity to research any businesses they planned to visit.  

With nearly 30 Fife businesses and partners in attendance, this event had a great scope of employability and further education options for pupils to learn from. You can find a list of businesses who attended below. 

Pupils who attended the event said, “I’m really glad I went to the fair because I am now working towards something I never knew I could” 

Another said, “There was loads at the career fair to give ideas and I feel relieved now I know what grades I need” 

Nicola Kennedy, Edinburgh Napier University said, “Good engagement from parents and pupils. Pupils were focused and knew what they were interested in.”-  

David Weir, from Discover You said, ‘It was well organised and there was a lot of good engagement.’ 

Businesses who attended
·      Babcock International ·      Royal Air Force
·      Fife Council Building Services ·      Edinburgh Napier University
·      University of Aberdeen ·      Heriot-Watt University
·      ExxonMobil Chemical ·      NHS Fife Volunteering Service
·      Kingdom Works ·      Fife College
·      University of Strathclyde ·      DPS Group
·      University of St Andrews ·      Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
·      ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd ·      British Army – Dundee Careers Office
·      DiscoverYou ·      Busy Bees Nursery
·      Glasgow Caledonian University ·      Diageo Leven
·      Raytheon UK ·      Heriot Watt University
·      University of Edinburgh ·      Raeburn Training
·      Leadingham Jameson Rogers & Hynd Architects ·      Specsavers
·      DYW ·      Deer Centre
·      Dundee University