SIXTH Form pupils from Marling School were given an insight into potential career pathways on Thursday.

The futures day allowed pupils the chance to meet representatives from over 40 universities, the armed forces and local and national employers offering apprenticeship opportunities.

Marling’s sixth form centre was turned into a careers fair where exhibitors from all over the country set out their stalls to tempt students to apply for places at their institutions.

Stephen Farr, head of Marling School sixth form, was very pleased with the event.

“The school was buzzing with students chatting to exhibitors about what they have to offer,” said Mr Farr.

“There are so many different career paths open to students and they were given a real flavour of the exciting opportunities that are out there.”

As well as the careers fair, pupils attended lectures and were given pointers about how to present themselves, both in person and online.

They were also taught about the all-important application process and interview techniques that will make them stand out from the crowd.

Dr Stuart Wilson, headteacher of Marling School, was delighted to see his pupils engaging with the exhibitors and exploring their options.

“Although most of our students will go off to university, some will prefer a higher apprenticeship or may want to go straight into employment,” said Mr Wilson.

“We are very lucky to have so many local high-calibre companies to help them with their choices.”