R.E.A.L. prides itself on making sure their learners are equipped with the right knowledge and understanding of what they can progress to post-education.

In March, R.E.A.L. took part in National Careers Week and hosted a huge careers fair where learners could explore their future options.

Sophie Gasgoyne, Head of Personal Development said: “The fair was held at Mansfield Town Football Club and it was a huge success! I was thrilled to see so many of our learners attend the event and have the opportunity to speak to a wide range of employers and further education providers.”

The fair had stalls ranging from the British Army, the Department for Work and Pensions to Nottinghamshire Police and numerous colleges within the East Midlands.

Sophie added: “The learners got to take home goody bags which they were excited by and they left with lots of ideas about what their next steps would be and huge smiles on their faces. 

The feedback from parents was also really positive and I’m so grateful to all the staff who helped support on the day.”