AIM HIGH, BE PROUD, LOVE LIFE – that’s the mission of Walker Technology College in Newcastle.

That’s why I chose to volunteer as a  North East LEP Enterprise Adviser and we helped them organise a careers fair (the biggest one yet), for their Year 7’s (ages 12-13).

Our aim is to change mindsets and get younger children to start thinking about careers they might not have even thought existed.

Walker Technology College


The careers fair really focused on improving their Gatsby Benchmark scores 5 Encounters with employers & employees and Benchmark 6 Experiences of workplaces.

Many businesses attended from Accenture, to Hays Travel, to Northumbria Police. The main aim was to get younger children thinking about career choices earlier.