AN EVENT offer secondary school pupils an insight into a range of careers.

The Marches School in Oswestry will host a Year 10 careers day on Friday (June 29), offering workshops sectors such as football education, digital careers, engineering, law, motor vehicle, apprenticeships and animal care.

A school spokesman said: "The Marches School has a firm focus on careers and events like this support the students in the careers that they wish to pursue from an early age.

"The ability to talk and listen to professionals in those careers can only be beneficial to the students and their choices."

There will be representatives from MSPN; the Ministry of Justice; North Shropshire College; Shrewsbury Town FC; GHP Solicitors; My Shrewsbury magazine; BBC Radio Shropshire; Field Studies Council; Arvensis Ecology; Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital;Aico; BAE Systems; DRE & Co Accountants and Serco, professionals in HR, engineering and accounting.

Barry Richards, a mechanical engineer from Electro Impact, will be the speaker.

Meg Murphy, careers advisor at the Marches School, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide insight into a range of job roles and industries by allowing Year 10 students to think in detail about their long term careers.

"The opportunity to allow the students to speak to professionals about their work first hand is an excellent opportunity. We would like to pass on our gratitude to the professionals who have been willing to give up a day to support our event”.