Discover All Of The School-leaver Opportunities Available To You At This Unmissable Event!
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Leaving school or college with so many options can be confusing. An event like What University? & What Career? Live is the perfect opportunity to speak to leading employers and apprenticeship providers and discover some of the incredible opportunities available right now for school leavers.

While an apprenticeship may be the route you’re set on taking, it’s always worth assessing the choices available to you as a school leaver. Speaking with experts in person is an invaluable method to discover the many different paths you can take, including:

  • Apprenticeships: On-the-job training is combined with classroom or home-based learning. Apprenticeships allow you to acquire new skills, gain work experience, and earn a regular income while studying for a qualification. Apprenticeships can help you fast-track your career in your chosen field.
  • Finding a job: You can go straight into the world of work. When applying for jobs, remember employers will be looking for key skills like communication and teamwork. If you don’t have any work experience, think about how you have developed skills through sports, hobbies or other extracurricular activities.  
  • Higher education: University undergraduate degrees typically last 3 years and offer young people the chance to study a course of their choosing in a field they are passionate about, either while living at home, on campus or in a new city.
  • Taking time out: If you’re not sure where you want to go next, you could take a gap year between school and further study or work. You could use this time to get a part-time job and build up your savings, travel, volunteer to gain new skills and more.

Time to start exploring!

What University? & What Career? Live offers you the opportunity to gather the information and inspiration you need to take your next steps with confidence. Book your free ticket to the upcoming event at the NEC, Birmingham on Friday 1 & and Saturday 2 March and get ready to:

-     Meet representatives from 70+ organisations including PwC, University of Cambridge, NHS, Durham University, BBC and more, to get immediate answers to your questions.

-     Choose from a packed programme of free talks, including nailing the application process, finding the right course for you and all of the benefits of apprenticeships.

-     Take part in an interactive STEM workshop to discover how to turn your passion into a career.

-     Speak to a dedicated careers advisor to help you decide which career path is right for you and get tips on how to find your dream job.

-     Receive one-to-one advice on your CV from an expert in the CV Clinic. You’ll be able to find out how to create a resume that includes all the skills employers are looking for and how to avoid classic mistakes!

-     Visit the Creative Hub to learn how you can build a sustainable career in the arts or media. Whether you want to be on a stage, on-screen or behind the scenes, learn how you can develop your interest in a creative profession.

You never know, you might discover jobs, courses or even entire industries you had never even heard of!

For the full rundown of what’s going on at the event, and to book your free ticket to What University? & What Career? Live on 1 & 2 March, visit

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