Fourteen companies took part in a speed dating-style careers discussion morning at the Hereford Academy.

The mixture of local and national firms spoke to Year 9 students about what they can offer students when they leave at the end of Year 11.

Students in groups of six could listen to what the companies had to offer, ask questions and take away leaflets etc. before the horn sounded and they moved on to the next employer.

Sandy Hanson, Managing Director for Property from Caplor Energy said: “The students were very polite and well-presented, and you could see they were getting more and more engaged as the conversations developed. I think the event has been great and has given students the opportunity to find out more about companies they maybe didn’t know much about and it has been a real eye-opener for them”.

There was also praise from Karen Miller, Head of Resourcing, and Fiona Price, Practice Educator from the NHS, plus

Phil Tranter, Assistant Principal of Hereford Sixth Form College.

Ed Snelgrove,Head of School, said: “Careers opportunities like this help our students to have higher aspirations for their futures."