Students from RMS and neighbouring schools attended the ‘Get Creative’ Media, Creative, and Performing Arts Fair yesterday evening, exploring a world of exciting new career possibilities.

The fair was designed to showcase the creative sector, and it attracted an impressive lineup of exhibitors. From industry giants such as the BBC, Sky Studios, Ralph Lauren, and Warner Bros to local gems like Bobbin Productions and Watford Palace Theatre, students got a glimpse into various career paths.

Head of Careers at RMS, Ms Pickford, said of the event:

“As part of our continuing programme of careers education and guidance at RMS, the ‘Get Creative’ Careers Fair came about as a result of students surveys last year where we asked which sectors they would like more information and engagement with industry from. The creative sector was high on their wish list and ties in with the fact that many employers are citing creativity as one of the top skills required of future recruits, regardless of the industry or job.”

This sector-specific event, which over 200 visitors attended, enabled students to hold meaningful discussions with training providers, employers and RMS alumnae about career opportunities, and most importantly, what they can be doing now to enhance their skills and prospects for the future.

I was particularly pleased that our exhibitors came from all stakeholders of RMS; our parent body, alumnae, university partners, local business' and Watford Chamber of Commerce network links

- Ms Pickford, Head of Careers at RMS

Some of the exhibitors representing a diverse selection of University partners included; Bucks New University, Goldsmiths – University of London, Oxford Brookes University, Trinity Laban and the University of Arts London.

Other upcoming events organised by the Careers Department include an Apprenticeship Information Evening on 8th May, invitations to which will be circulated after Easter. This event will update parents and students on the current apprenticeship landscape, what opportunities are available, and how to search and apply for vacancies. We will also hear from recent alumnae who have gone down the increasingly popular Degree Apprenticeship route.

Further opportunities for our students include Futures’ and Mock Interview Days on the 22nd and 23rd of May, Work Shadowing for Year 8 and a Year 10 Aspirations Week, both in June, which will incorporate a Sixth Form Taster Day, as well as alumnae, university and business carousels. More information about all these events will be circulated in due course.

A huge thank you to our exhibitors for investing in the next generation of creatives. Well done to Ms Pickford for orchestrating another stellar event, and guiding students towards a vibrant and fulfilling future.