Students and Staff were delighted to play host to a very successful annual Apprenticeship Careers Fair in college last Thursday. 20 separate organisations took up stands and discussed their opportunities with our students, giving insights into potential career paths, as well as answering general questions on, “…what it means to be an Apprentice.”
Alicia Cunnew (Applied Science graduate 2019, and now working for Astra Zeneca) said that her new job role is everything she had hoped for, and was particularly keen to pass on the message to current students to explain how the Apprenticeship route has helped her to define her career path. Ryan Brazier of Morgan Sindall (graduate of Business Studies 2019) also talked of how his course had prepared him for the world of work. “We heard about finance in our Business lessons, but the reality of being involved in £10 million+ projects is really exciting. It’s a whole new level!”
Our former students were not the only exhibitors excited to be part of the day. Many commented on how positive our students are, and how well-informed they are about what they want to do in the future. “It is a real testimony to the college how well-prepared the students seem to be,” said Ashley Ringger of Cambridge Assessment, and this was a sentiment repeated by many of our visitors. Of course, perhaps the greatest skill that our students demonstrated was their willingness to seize the opportunity to talk to company representatives, underlining how important it is to offer these events.
For their help and support, we would, therefore, like to say a big thank you to all the organisations present, and in particular, Form the Future, who helped to engage many of the industry representatives. We now look forward to our Progression Careers Event (18th March) when students can build upon their experiences of today.