Three Hackney Community College students got a taste of what it would be like to work in the Royal Household at the Buckingham Palace Careers Fair.
They met palace staff representing a fascinating range of careers – from gardeners and chefs to art curators and personnel staff. The event was held inside the palace.
Akilah James, aged 18 years and Gonul Pekoz, aged 19 are studying for the BTEC Diploma in Business. 23 year-old Lucy Beasley is a business administration apprentice. They were accompanied by the college’s careers and employment co-ordinator, Amaka Achike.
Lucy commented: “The experience was great and made me aware of opportunities that I didn’t realise would be available to me. We spoke with various different employees at the palace and learnt a lot about how it runs and how to apply for forthcoming jobs.”