Aquinas College sets aside a day each academic year for students to engage with over 40 local businesses and organisations and this year Gander provided over 25 of those guest speakers.
A brochure is created with profiles of the speakers and an outline of the topic that they will be discussing. Students then select 6 speakers whose presentation they would like to attend. From 9:30 am through 3 pm there are six 45 minute talks and questions on a wide range of business opportunity topics.
Gander contributors came from a wide variety of business sectors including Event Management, Marketing, Energy, Law, Finance, Recruitment, Local Government, Manufacturing, Start Up Business, Media, Retail and Distribution.
Both GCSE A level years students found the whole experience worthwhile and said it had helped with career choices and aspirations whether it be directly into the workplace post college or to determine appropriate university degree choices to deliver a career path.