Prestwick Academy hosted its Careers Fair in March 2023 in partnership with the Ayrshire Chambers. Over 25 local businesses, employers and education providers had the opportunity to engage with young people from S4, S5 and S6.  Parents/carers were also invited to attend.

Young people in the senior phase had the opportunity to speak with businesses and education providers from a number of sectors including but not limited to: Engineering, Construction, Finance, the Motor Industry and Life Sciences. They learned about the career pathways and opportunities that are available to them with the intention of inspiring and motivating them to continue their education as they move through their final years at secondary school and into the workplace.

Prestwick Academy also hosted a P7 transition Careers event for its feeder schools. Children from Glenburn, Kingcase, Heathfield and Symington Primaries were split into groups to hear about employment in Engineering, Construction, the Motor Industry, Outdoor Partnerships and further Education. Not only did the event help with the transition to secondary school but it also gave them insight into the subjects they will need to study to pursue potential careers.

Thank you to the following who came along to the event and made it a success: Voluntary Action South Ayrshire, Royal Navy, British Army, Collins Aerospace, Woodward, Ryanair, Alstom, Parks Motor Group, JP Morgan, Zurich, Linear, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Buzzworks, Outdoor Partnerships, Mary Robertson Environmental Coordinator, Glasgow Caledonian University, UWS, SDS, the Royal Aeronautical Society, Scottish Racing Academy, Ayrshire Hospice, McTaggart Construction, Alfred H Knight, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, SSP, GSK and Thriving Communities.

Lynn Smith, Prestwick Academy