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Pupils can explore their next steps at careers fair

23 September 2019

More than 5,000 secondary school pupils in Crawley can plan their next steps after school, at an exciting careers fair organised by Crawley Borough Council and Crawley College.

This year’s event is sponsored by Thales, St Modwen Homes and Kier Construction and pupils will have access these three companies among a range of businesses, universities, colleges, community groups and training providers, who will be on hand to showcase possible careers paths on Thursday 3 October, from 10am until 4pm at K2 Crawley.

From 4-6pm, the event will be open to parents, college students and the general public who are either looking for work or for a career change.

Professionals will be there to offer attendees advice, support and guidance in navigating the world of work or discuss the pathways into further education.

Crawley’s employment hub, Manor Royal Business District, is also supporting this year’s event alongside SLN:COP, Coast to Capital LEP, the Careers & Enterprise Company and West Sussex County Council.

Continuing this, Vicki Illingworth, Principal at Crawley College, said: “It’s so important to ensure young people in our community here in Crawley have access to high quality careers information, advice and guidance, as they start thinking about their futures.

“There are a huge range of opportunities available to them, and it’s our job to help them aspire to dream big and then work with them to help them reach their goals.

“That’s why we are once again supporting the K2 Careers Fair, an event which will give so many pupils a chance to talk to inspiring industry experts who will help them prepare for their next steps.”

Head of STEM Education and Partnerships at Thales, Eve Maywood, said: “Thales is passionate about being part of the K2 Careers Fair as it is such an inspiring event that allows young people to make informed decisions about their future careers.

“Supporting young people within the Crawley community is vital as events like these gives them the chance to learn about employers, businesses and opportunities within their region.”

For local residents, the council’s own Employ Crawley Team will be there from 4pm, offering long-term support for those looking for work or training opportunities.

For more information about the event, email employment&