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WGSF Careers Convention 2024

14th March 2024

Following on from National Careers Week 2024 4-9th March 2024, Wakefield Grammar School Foundation hosted our biennial Careers Convention, this year hosted at brother school QEGS.

Comprising 29 stalls, with guests including Higher Education Institutes, apprenticeship providers and armed forces, it was a brilliant opportunity for students in Wakefield Girls’ and QEGS to gather more information about possible future paths and to develop their networking skills as they engaged with potential employers… There were also six lunchtime symposiums in fields including: Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Civil), Pharmacy, Law and Law Enforcement.

Students from Years 8-10 were invited to attend from 2pm onwards, whilst all other students were warmly welcomed from 4pm onwards.

Our thanks go to all alumni who generously volunteered their time, and shared their experiences and advice with students. It is a valuable and wonderful opportunity for students to hear first-hand about the many career experiences, as they begin to plan their next steps after Wakefield Girls’.


Thank you to all our guests for attending:

Accu Components – Mr A Morris

Addleshaw Goddard – Ms L Cox

Amazon – Ms S Osborne

AtkinsRéalis – Mr D Jenkinson

British Army – Captain Benjamin Davies and Mr A Hutchinson 

Construction Marine Limited – Mrs A Leigh

Harper Adams University – Ms N Davies

Harris Partnership Architects – Mr L Brewer

Institute of Physics / Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine – Dr J Sutcliffe

Kirklees College

Lancaster University – Ms E Zientek

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

National Apprenticeship Service – Ms Z Taj

National Crime Agency – Mr C Smith

Naylor Industries – Ms C Baldwin

Project Trust – Ms C Betson-Burdett

Ramsden Solicitors – Ms C Eastwood

Rolls Royce – Mr G Monk

Royal Air Force – Sqn Ldr J Tait

RSM UK – Ms L Chaplin

Solenis UK Ltd – Mr C Wilding

Staffordshire University

NorCEL Stem Researchers – Dr S Jeetha

The University of Huddersfield – Ms G Stead

The University of Hull – Mr J Milnes

University of Leeds – Mr S Bright

University of Newcastle – Ms F Devine

Workforce, Education & Training at NHS West Yorkshire ICB – Ms R Patel

Mr D Eggleston 

Deputy Head: Teaching and Learning

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