LOMOND School in Helensburgh is inviting young people from across Helensburgh and Dunbartonshire to a careers fair this week.

The community event, which will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, will see representatives from universities, colleges, further education and employment bodies from across Scotland come together to provide careers and future destinations advice.

Representatives from the University of St Andrews and the University of Strathclyde will attend to discuss further education, and there will also be more than 20 professionals attending to provide inside knowledge on a wide range of career paths including law, dentistry, health and fitness, the armed forces, PR and marketing, engineering, finance and hospitality.

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Claire Chisholm, Lomond School academic depute, said: “This is the first time we have put on a careers event of this scale and we are really keen to welcome as many young people and their parents both from Lomond School and the wider community.

“We have secured an excellent range of universities, colleges and career advice bodies for the event and we are really grateful to the volunteers coming along to offer advice on their chosen career paths.

“For any young person in the area starting to think about their future, this careers fair provides a fantastic opportunity, right on their doorstep, to discover the endless opportunities which await them.”

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Principal Johanna Urquhart said: “Our commitment to providing our pupils with opportunities to raise aspirations, develop employability skills and make informed choices is key and we hope that, alongside our own pupils, many local families take advantage of this large gathering of experts given the importance of the decisions they will need to make for post-16 choices and career pathways.”

For more information, visit lomondschool.com.