My son spoke to Capgemini who said to give them a call, he contacted them and they offered him a week's placement...Thank you for putting on the event and giving my son the opportunity to meet career enhancing businesses.

Parent Birmingham

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 of students from years 11, 12 and 13. We’ve met some good potential candidates.

Katy Hanby Student Attraction & Outreach Officer, KPMG

What University? & 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

We offer a different range of apprenticeships 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

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 and 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

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

Student What University? & What Career? Live - London Attendee

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

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

Dhanika, Student Dhanika, Student

It gave my son a boost to know that his qualifications and activities basically meant he could pursue a career in anything that was of interest to him.

Parent What University? & What Career? Live - Liverpool 2019

Excellent for me as a parent who didn’t know what the next steps were for my 17 year old. So many different options to explore and investigate. Each one was well explained and very helpful to both myself and son. Would recommend to every parent and child who doesn’t know what career path they wish to follow

Amanda Knee Parent (Liverpool 2019)

Fantastic range of experiences for the students to discover alongside brilliant support for parents and teachers.

Marie Armstrong Assistant Head Teacher, Bank View High School

It’s been so refreshing to meet so many young people who are passionate about pursuing a career in health care. This event was the perfect opportunity to open their eyes to the wide range of options that the NHS offers at such a crucial point in their decision-making.

Eve Billings Educator, NHS Health Careers

I’ve really enjoyed having in-depth conversations with both parents and students. The age range of visitors has been really beneficial for us – as well as talking to students just about to make their university choices, I’ve also had the chance to speak to kids in Year 11 and raise awareness of what the university has to offer.

Kayleigh Brown Schools and Colleges Engagement Coordinator, University of Roehampton, London

This event has been such a good opportunity to interact with people from all over the country - students have come to Birmingham from as far as London and Carlisle to learn more about their options. Lots of positive conversations with a lot of kids!

Ellie McLaren Apprentice, Marsh & McLennan Companies

What a buzzing event! I’ve met so many really engaged students and parents who have been interested in learning more about the university, finding out who their lecturers would be and getting more information about specific courses.

Issie Haworth Student Ambassador, University of Gloucestershire

One of the key benefits of What University? & What Career? Live for us is that it is open on a Saturday. This allows us to engage with parents early in the decision-making process - normally we aren’t able to reach them until after their teenager has already narrowed down their choices.

Andy Long Recruitment and Access Manager, Keele University

What University? & What Career? Live has been a great way to introduce our brand to a broad audience. We haven’t been in the UK long, so this was a really useful opportunity to explain what we do and showcase our apprenticeship opportunities. We’ve met lots of interesting candidates – looking forward to seeing their applications come through!

Jake Saunders Sales Executive, Mainfreight

Both Friday and Saturday have been really, really busy! After the pandemic, it’s been a great change of pace to meet so many students and parents face-to-face again.

James Wang Recruitment Officer, Regent’s University London

The footfall has been excellent, and visitors have been from such a diverse range of backgrounds. I’ve had so many great conversations with people interested in finding out more about a career with us – we’re even considering launching a work experience scheme based off the feedback from students. The event team have been so helpful too - such a good experience!

Gemma Baylis Early Careers Talent Partner, Acacium

Amazing event - lots of serious conversations with students and their parents/guardians looking to make an informed decision about their choices. It’s been really beneficial for us to exhibit.

Sarah Felton Widening Participation Manager, Birmingham City University

What University? & What Career? Live has been a fantastic event. It’s such a great opportunity to chat to students and open their eyes to all the options available when they leave school or college. The organisation has been brilliant as well - I don’t have a bad word to say!

Louis Simmonds Student Recruitment Assistant, The University of Law

It’s been a fantastic opportunity to speak to both students and parents about the experience we offer and boost our brand awareness. We’ve booked in for the next 3 already and I can’t wait!

Lucy Brookes Marketing Manager, Homes for Students

I first attended What University? & What Career? Live as a student myself and discovered UCFB. Now I’ve come full-circle and am here representing the uni! I’ve loved chatting to students and answering their questions to help them weigh up their further education options. Taking part in the Student Panel Q&A was a really valuable too!

Seven Tyler First Year Multimedia Sports Journalism Student, UCFB

We haven’t stopped talking for two days. Both students and parents have come prepared with in-depth questions, so it’s been a really worthwhile event for us. Very happy!

Rachel Keeble Science Workshop Facilitator, Aberystwyth University

What University? & What Career? Live is an effective way for us to meet thousands of students from across the Midlands and beyond over the course of two days to promote the benefits of going to university in Wales.

Fred Binley UK Student Recruitment Officer, Bangor University

What University? & What Career? Live has been a really good event across both the Friday and Saturday. As a long-standing exhibitor, it’s definitely one of my favourites to exhibit at for lots of reasons!

Marica Shelbourne Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer, University of Huddersfield

It has been so busy! I had great conversations with so many students interested in learning more about studying with us – see you at the next event!

Zahraa Moolla Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer, University of Gloucestershire

What a great event. We’ve had a brilliant couple of days – the team have had to talk to lots of engaged students about their options. By 2.30 on the Friday, we’d already has one of the students that we spoke to that morning come into a recruitment office and apply!

Andy Passmore Warrant Officer, Royal Air Force

This event provided us with great opportunities to engage with students, teachers, parents and guardians. It was clear that the event organisers had taken good steps to market and promote the event which was evident through engagement levels throughout the event. A thoroughly well organised event

Karl Devincenzi Recruitment & Schools Relationship Manager, University of Exeter