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Churchill Academy & Sixth Form

Careers Convention

The annual Careers Convention is a great opportunity for students of all ages to meet and talk to a range of employers, Higher Education, Further Education, Technical Education and Sixth Forms in a single encounter.

We invite students of any age, and their families, to join us to find out about the different career paths available. Each participating provider has a stall and will be able to offer advice and guidance in their field; there are also a range of talks offered during the evening. 

Thank you for those that attended the 2023 Careers Convention in November. Our next Careers Convention will be held next academic year, but you can still what to expect from the event below! 


Careers Convention Nov 2023

Thurs 23rd November 2023 - 6pm-8pm

Meet 60 local and national employers, apprenticeship providers, colleges and Universities! Explore careers and your post-16 and post-18 options.

For the full programme click here.

Scroll down to see who is joining us, and if you're planning on coming, please register using this form. (You can attend without registering)

During the evening there will be a variety of informative talks as below.

6:15pm - 6:45pm   Sports and Fitness

The Club and Spa Cadbury House

There are many different careers and at all levels if sport and/or fitness are your passion. From sportsperson, personal trainer, yoga teacher, gym instructor, sports coach/journalist/nutritionist/analyst/physiotherapist or psychologist - the list goes on! 

Jason Eaton, General Manager at the Club and Spa Cadbury House, will take you through his experiences (including scoring a winning goal at Wembley) and some of the different careers and pathways in this exciting sector.

6:15pm - 6:45pm  Going to University

University of Exeter

Join our talk which will give you an introduction to Higher Education, discuss some of the reasons for going to university and some of the amazing opportunities that you can take advantage of when you are there. We can also answer any questions that you might have about university and the application process.

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Architecture

Cuppa Architects

Designing the world around you - The life and career of a potential architect

Join James Brown of Cuppa Architects as he gives a brief overview of the type of work and opportunities available with a career in architecture. James will also touch on the educational pathways to qualification, ideal skill sets and some common questions (and misconceptions!) about life as an architect.

6:45pm - 7:15pm   Careers in Law

University of Law

- An introduction to the legal professions

- Choosing what pathway is right for you

- What you can do with a Law a degree

6:45pm - 7:15pm   Student Finance and Budgeting

University of Gloucestershire

Let us guide you through the student finance system by outlining the funding available and how to apply for it, alongside helpful tips for budgeting as a university student.

7:15pm - 7:50pm   Aviation Careers

easyJet and Virgin Atlantic Airways

Airline pilots and cabin crew talk about the roles,

responsibilities and the training process for those

interested in a career in the sky!

7:15pm - 7:50pm   An Introduction to Apprenticeships

Thatchers Cider Company

Hear from apprenticeship employer Thatchers about what apprenticeships are, who they would suit, what they can lead to and how to get one.

Did you know…

- An apprenticeship is a paid job where you also gain a qualification;

- Apprenticeships are available in over 600 types of jobs;

- You can get a full degree with an apprenticeship (and not have to pay any tuition fees);

- Apprenticeships are available at different levels and are a post-16 and a post-18 option?