More than 100 specialists, including academics, industry leaders and representatives from global corporations, enlightened students about varied career paths at an annual careers day. 

Participating organisations at the Peter Symonds event in Winchester ranged from law firms and educational establishments to the armed forces, healthcare companies, performing arts and public services.

The day, on February 6, saw more than 140 expert talks and practical advice sessions on topics such as post-college budgeting and securing international placements during a UK degree course.

Head of careers, Debbie Mahoney, said: "Careers Day is always an incredible opportunity for students to gain an insight into the diverse range of options available beyond Symonds. It is essential for students to stay abreast of developments in a rapidly evolving labour market, to be aware of the most in-demand careers and also of what could be on the horizon.

"We’re also especially honoured when alumni return to the college and share lessons from their own journeys. Entrepreneur Christopher Amedu discussed managing a community of entrepreneurs in conjunction with his own business and Marcus Kaye of IBM covered the growing area of software engineering."

Peter Symonds also held a progression fair on February 22, providing students further opportunity to explore career and study prospects.