Last week, 36 Dean Close Fifth and Sixth Formers attended the National Apprenticeship Show (West) at Cheltenham Racecourse. Pupils explored a range of employment and apprenticeship options from chartered accountancy with Hazlewoods, to cybersecurity at GCHQ, to design and technological innovation with Hitachi, as well as many others. Pupils represented the School in excellent fashion, trying their hands at medical operations, bricklaying, military problem-solving, pulling the perfect pint, and departing with some excellent leads in regard to work experience and planning their next steps. This was a valuable opportunity, and fantastically accessible; so much so that Dean Close is already signed up and eagerly looking forward to next year’s event.