SCHOOL students from across Reading are descending on the Berkshire Conference Centre at the Madejski Stadium today in search for help and advice on their careers.

The Chronicle is exhibiting alongside businesses, sixth forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship schemes at The Futures Fair, officiallty opened by schools minister Nick Gibb, and around 1,200 secondary school pupils are expected to attend with their teachers. The evening session is open to all students, who can go along with their parents.

The event is organised by Reading West MP Alok Sharma and education charity Central Berkshire Education Business Partnership (CBEBP) and will feature seminars on interview techniques, mock interviews, job application tips and cv writing.

Mr Sharma said: "This is a great opportunity to showcase the best of not only local businesses but also local young people.

"I really want to turn this into a flagship local careers event for our young people in Reading going forward."

Sessions fun from 10am-3.30pm and 5-8pm with Chronicle staff on hand to share tips with any budding young journalists on work experience and how to get started in the commercial side of the industry.