Schoolchildren got advice on the best way to become anything from a hairdresser to a lawyer at a careers fair.

More than 40 organisations – from hairdressing salons to law firms - set up stalls at a careers fair hosted by Canons High School, in Shaldon Road, Edgware.

Pupils from Canons High, Park High School and Kingsbury High School learnt about the different routes into work, including apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and university.

Bob Blackman MP, who opened the event, said: “This event was only made possible by the transformational and inspiring leadership of the teachers and the careers team at Canons High and I really must commend them. The students clearly had a wonderful time.

“It's also great to see that employers are now going to students and showing them what they can offer, rather than young people having to take their chances when it comes to job opportunities, thanks to this government's long-term economic plan delivering high employment and great incentives for businesses to take on apprentices.

“I even got my hair cut by a young man who has just completed a hairdressing apprenticeship and I have to say, he did a very good job.”