GALLERY: Students get a glimpse of working nine to five and finding out what ways to make a living

YOUNGSTERS packed Cromwell Community College’s “best ever” careers convention as exhibitors flocked to the event from across the country.

A spokesman for the Chatteris School insisted the annual fair - which saw a record 34 stands on offer during the day - was Cromwell’s “biggest and best ever” convention.

Representatives from the Royal Navy, construction firm Kier and colleges from across England - including the College of West Anglia - were among those on hand to offer career advice on the day.

Jill Clarke, the event’s organiser, said: “With budget cuts and unemployment at its highest for many years our pupils need to absorb as much information as they can.

“We hope days like this give youngsters a chance to interact with the experts which will hopefully trigger some ideas about what they might want to do in the future.”

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The post 16/18 convention was also attended by Year 6 pupils from Cromwell’s feeder primary schools in Fenland.

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