Hundreds Attend Joint-School Careers Fair

Thank you to all of the exhibitors who gave their time during last night’s Joint-School Careers Fair, hosted at Poltair School. Open to Year 10 & 11, this was the first Careers Fair since pre-Covid in 2019 and the Poltair School Hall was full of hustle and bustle as families attended in great numbers. The event was a great opportunity for students and their parents/carers to meet a wide range of employers and talk about the kinds of careers and opportunities they can offer our students when they leave us at the end of Year 11.

We couldn’t have done it without you…

We have lots of exhibitors to thank, but you all played your part brilliantly! Thanks go to:


Corserv Group, Cornwall
A&P Falmouth
Cornish Lithium
Pendennis Shipyard Ltd
Danish Crown
Ocean Housing
Plymouth Argyle Football Club
Babcock International Group
St Austell Brewery
The CHAOS Group
Kier Services Utilities (working with South West Water)

Public Services

Devon & Cornwall Police
NHS Royal Cornwall


Cornwall College Group
Truro and Penwith College
Callywith College
Bodmin College 6th Form
Newquay Tretherras
Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science
University of Exeter / Next Steps South West
University of Plymouth

Expert Advice

Cornwall Education Business Partnership (ASK) (Apprenticeship Advice)
Department for Work and Pensions – DWP’s School Support/Employability Advice Team
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Careers Hub (Careers Advice)

Views from the Careers Lead

Mrs Lorraine Turner
Careers Lead at Penrice and Poltair

“I would like to give a big thank you to all our exhibitors, staff and guests at last night’s event. Our students, parents and staff all enjoyed visiting stands and being able to discuss careers with employers and explore the skills and qualifications they will need to become successful adults in the workplace.

With all colleges and sixth forms in the region and experts in Higher Education from Next Steps South West, Exeter and Plymouth Universities, everything was truly accessible under one roof!

Thank you to everyone for their time and the enthusiasm they bought to the busy hall, there was a really positive buzz in the room all night.”

Parent Feedback


“My daughter and I had a great time. I was jealous of the opportunities young people have today that I didn’t get as a child. There was SO much information and all delivered professionally and very friendly. We had a lovely evening and I wish we could do it all again.”


“It was a fantastic evening – so well organised. My daughter is now keen to explore engineering which is something she never considered before. Really good event for opening the eyes of our young people. All the stalls were great and I was particularly impressed with the two young apprentices of Pendennis Shipyard. They spoke pleasantly and passionately about what they do. I was also really interested to hear of the journey so far of Cornish Lithium. Really good evening!”

Be a part of our Careers provision

If you work for a company and/or are an employer and would like to be a part of our Careers provision then please contact Mrs Lorraine Turner via: (Mrs Turner is the Careers Lead for both Penrice Academy and Poltair School).

One final thank you…

Last but by no means least, let’s not forget the wonderful Poltair School catering team who made sure refreshments were available for all exhibitors and visitors!

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