The Careers Fair 2013 is to be held at Prince Andrew School on 9 October from 10am to 5pm.

A Careers Fair was held last year and was the first in 6 years.  Due to the emphasis of private sector development & recruitment, it was evaluated that the Careers Fair should be held more frequently, encouraging promotion and employment within businesses, as well as promoting career progression.

Working closely with private and public sector employers, the Adult & Vocational Education Service (AVES) intends the Fair to provide information from a varied selection of organisations, on what specific jobs entail and skills and qualifications needed to pursue a chosen career.

Attending this year’s event include representatives from Environment and Natural Resources, Police, Education and Employment, Solomon and Company, Enterprise St Helena and Basil Read.  There will be a range of activities, some more hands on than others displaying specialist equipment which is used in selected businesses and sections within St Helena Government.        

Cynthia Bennett, Work Development Coordinator commented:  

“The Careers Fair is designed for everyone, people who seek personal development, students who have finished their academic education and those wishing a change in their career.  The fair is there to inspire individuals and to highlight that learning never stops.”

Along with displays in various stalls, presentations will also be held in a separate space to allow more detailed and one to one discussions with organisations.

A Career Week is anticipated in the week leading up to the fair, to allow individuals to get a firsthand look of how businesses function and operate and to have an insight into the careers within these businesses, enabling them to establish a career path which they would like to pursue. A schedule for this will be published shortly.

Private and Public Organisations who are interested in setting up a stall, presentation or participating in careers week should contact Cynthia Bennett on Tel: 2607 or Email:  no later than the 1 October 2013.


24 September 2013 


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