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Furthering careers at Langley

10:29 on Wed, 8 Feb 2012 | 0 Comments

Further has given hundreds of students from Norfolk’s Langley School a taste of digital marketing and what it takes to get into the industry at a bustling careers fair.

Students who attended the event learnt all about the aspects of web-based marketing - from the ins and outs of developing a website, to search engine optimisation and successful social media management.

Further was on hand to talk to the enthusiastic youngsters about career opportunities in the digital marketing industry, as well as give advice which courses to study at GCSE and A-level. A total of 25 exhibitors had stalls at the event, with some of the big names joining Further including Archant, Barclays, the Police, Army, Navy, Fire Service, KLM Engineering, Aviva, Easton College and Leathes Prior.

Further’s Account Manager Amy Smith said: “This was the first careers event we’ve attended and it was refreshing to see so many young people interested in a career in the web. With so many of the students having their own blogs, websites and social media accounts they were really keen to know how they could turn their passion into a living.”

Head of Careers at the Langley School Warren Baker said: "The students got so much from the day through speaking to the exhibitors and I was so impressed by the enthusiasm they showed - especially years 8 and 9. It was without doubt the most successful careers fair we've had to date and it will be tough to top it - I'll definitely be asking Further to attend next year."

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