A JOBS FAIR welcomed over 1,600 students, parents and carers to guide them into their next steps in life.

The Slough Aspire Careers Event, which was held in the Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara in Bath Road, on Wednesday and Thursday showcased 65 exhibitors, alongside industry experts who ran a Q and A panel for the schools that attended.

Nancy Lalor, acting CEO of job charity Learning to Work, that ran the event, said: “Volunteering, evidence of a can do attitude, good team work and use of initiative could be the difference between securing a position or not, so the advice was start now, get involved, and look at ways to start developing the above and beyond skills that employers are looking for.”

Teacher of Herschel Grammar School, David Wilkins, said: “A fantastic range of insight and experience was gained, that has inspired our students.”