EMPLOYERS offered advise to enthusiastic students looking to pursue their careers when they leave school.

Charters School in Sunningdale hosted a careers fair to sixth form students and pupils in years 11 and 9 on March 12.

The aim was to help students discover new and exciting opportunities when they eventually leave school.

Jas Dhesi, leader for economics, said: "The day was a great success, students were talking to as many organisations as they possible could.

"Year 11 and soon Year 9 will be choosing their options for next year and they are advised to think carefully about their career aspirations and how they are going to reach their goals."

Over 30 companies from a wide range of employers, such as Ascot Racecourse, The University of Surrey, Thames Valley Police, Frimley Park Hospital and NHS Trust came to visit students and offer advise.

Sasha Brucker, Year 9 student, said: "I really enjoyed talking to the man at The Wood Technology Society. I help my grandad with lots of woodwork jobs and I am interested in doing something like this." 

Pupils heard of the different career paths they can go into depending on their grade and subject requirements they achieve.

Jas added: "Speaking to employers helped pupils identify which subjects they would need to take at GCSE and A Level in order to pursue their chosen career path.

"Students in years 11 and 13 are also at the stage where they are thinking about jobs, apprenticeships and Further or Higher education and I really think this event will help out students to make some very important decisions about their future plans."