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It’s been really great to meet so many parents and students who are really interested in apprenticeships. We’ve been really excited about some of the potential candidates we have met over the course of the two days.

Phil Sartain Early Careers Recruitment Business Partner, Aon

The best school leaver event I have ever been to.

Jack Denton Co-founder, AllAboutSchoolLeavers

It’s been good to meet parents, who are the main influencers, to promote the merits of an apprenticeship.

Diahann Abraham Recruitment Specialist, Accenture Logistics

It’s been refreshing to speak to different individuals from careers advisors and teachers to parents and students. It’s been nice to speak to students considering apprenticeships rather than university. It’s been good to educate the parents who are more serious about university, but after speaking to them, their eyes are opened and they re-think the options for their son or daughter.

Mel Parker Recruitment Coordinator, Kaplan

We’ve met people from a wide variety of backgrounds and there has been a steady flow of visitors throughout the two days. There’s been a great mix for us of students from years 11, 12 and 13. We’ve met some good potential candidates

Katy Hanby Student Attraction & Outreach Officer, KPMG

What Career Live has been a fantastic event for us, we spoke with many engaged young people keeping their options open after school/college. Not even two weeks after the event and we have got our first direct hire as a result of us attending.

Farrah Woolley Student Recruitment Advisor, RSM

What Career Live enables young people to understand the options available to them, whether that be an apprenticeship, traineeship or university. At What Career Live, young people and their parents are able to talk to advisers from the National Apprenticeship Service about what’s available and they can find out how an apprenticeship can take you anywhere and help you rise to the top.

Sue Husband Director, National Apprenticeship Service

We offer a different range of apprenticeshps for people that are here today so whether that's engineering based or whether it's our business opportunities and it's great for Rolls Royce to be here today so that we can let the people know about what we can offer them.

Victoria Thorburn Rolls Royce

What Career Live was a great success for us, we filled 100% of the vacancies we were recruiting for as a direct result of attending - we will definitely be back next year.

Suzanne Kelly Human Resources, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

It’s been fantastic to see how many parents have taken the time to attend the event and shown a real interest in the apprenticeship opportunities out there.

Jada Vine Apprenticeship Recruitment Specialist, Unilever

We’ve been really pleased about the areas of the UK that have been covered by the large volume of visitors. We’ve been pleased with the number of parents who have attended, who can be the missing link between the employers and the candidates. It’s been a great success.

Lisa Taylor Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager, Superdrug/Savers

We’ve met strong candidates who were genuinely interested in our brand. It’s been a fabulous opportunity to engage with our future talent.

Paul McDonald Community Development Officer, DPD Group

We've enjoyed the show and have met some keen potential candidates. By sponsoring the STEM Challenge we have aligned ourselves with the creative side of science and engineering. We will definitely be back next year.

Kevin Adekova Graduate, Schneider Electric

Coming to this broadened my horizons and gave me a better grasp of what I can be

Student What Career Live? London attendee

I’m going back to recommend this event to all my friends.

Alison Crossman, Parent Parent, Cambridge

Many students have since applied and put various applications in. This will be an annual fixture for us and we hope to bring even more pupils next year.

Matthew Todd, KS5 Wellbeing Officer Radyr Comprehensive School

We’ve met a diverse group of people who have had the opportunity to ask questions that they would not normally get answered

Student Ambassador, University of Bath Student Ambassador

It was fantastic and very informative. Would and have recommended to friends/work colleagues.

Clare, parent Parent

It was a brilliant event. It massively helped my daughter, in year 11 about to choose A levels, focus on the direction she wants to take and which subjects to choose for A level to get her there. I will be recommending it to every parent I know and encouraging them to visit next year. I have also emailed my daughter's school to encourage them to take pupils to the Friday event next year.

Sarah Parent (London)

Well done it was brilliantly organised and gave me a lot of information. Thank you!

Dhanika, student Dhanika, student