Two Burgis & Bullock accountants took their place alongside police officers, computer games designers and more to offer up job advice to students at a prestigious girls’ school careers event.
The Kingsley School, based at Beauchamp Hall in Leamington Spa, welcomed more than 50 companies to the careers fair, where staff from various sectors set out their stalls to give advice out to youngsters eyeing up possibilities for their future.
Amongst the professionals in attendance were Emma Fisher and Sarah Fisher.
Emma said: “It was great for us to get out and speak to the students at The Kingsley School about working in accountancy.
“Ours is an industry that can be misrepresented, people tend to think it is all about working with numbers behind a desk, but it is about building relationships and helping businesses realise their full potential.
“You get to develop a real understanding of how businesses work and what goes into making a successful business, which is incredibly rewarding and ensures you never stop learning.
“We had a lot of interest from pupils, which was great.
“I hope that we have helped give them a positive impression about our profession.
“The Kingsley School were fantastic hosts and the careers fair was brilliantly organised, so I would like to thank them for being such excellent hosts.”
Companies represented at the careers fair included Jaguar Land Rover, Wright Hassall and Siemens, as well as independent music producers, graphic designers and authors.
Pupils from years 7 to 13 were given the chance to speak to guests at various points throughout the day.
Sarah Bennett, careers coordinator at the Kingsley School, said: “The event was a huge success, with a real buzz and positive atmosphere.
“We had an excellent turnout from businesses and the feedback from students has been brilliant.
“Everyone who came out to represent their company really helped contribute with clear and concise information about their working life.
“Our students have come away inspired and with a lot of food for thought for their future career choices.”