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Harrow West MP hosts first Virtual Careers Fair with Rooks Heath College

Gareth Thomas MP and Rooks Heath College will host the Careers Fair on Monday 11th January from 3:30PM

In 2019, Gareth’s Careers Fair in collaboration with Rooks Heath College was the only event in Harrow’s calendar to bring together pupils from local state schools and over 20 companies and institutions, from the British Film Institute and Heathrow, to the NHS and the Met Police, to a CV and cover letter workshop from Google.

Next Monday from 3:30PM, instead of the large gathering in a school hall, Gareth and Rooks Heath College will be hosting a Virtual Fair – one that pupils from across Harrow will be able to tune in to and ask questions as people discuss their Careers.

From 3:30PM, click on the Rooks Heath website https://www.rooksheath.harrow.sch.uk/ and tune in. The Google CV and Cover Letter workshop is available to all and registration details can be found on Gareth’s website: https://www.gareththomas.org.uk/news/202

The Careers Fair will be the only event in Harrow’s calendar where local state schools have the opportunity to engage with a number of companies, from Heathrow, Headstone Manor Museum, Thames Water, Thompson’s Solicitors, and many more, as well as a CV and Cover letter workshop from Google.

Following four successful University Fairs with Whitmore High School, Harrow students and parents will get the second opportunity to see representatives from a range of companies in one location. Hundreds of pupils from schools and colleges are expected to attend the event, which will play host to representatives from businesses and companies from across the country.

Local MP Gareth Thomas said:  “I sent a call out over the Summer and spoke with a number of businesses and local workers to see if they would participate virtually. All the fee-paying schools in Harrow and across the UK have their own careers fairs organised internally, but there has been a vacuum for careers fairs being organised for local state schools and I really wanted to make sure we could even out the playing field again.”

The organisations taking part represent different careers from different industries. The live video format will allow those in attendance to listen to speakers and then choose videos to learn about the careers, industries and the journeys people take to achieve those particular career paths.