This year’s Careers Event matched up more than 500 students with a wide range of local and national companies and organisations. Andy Goodwin, Careers Manager, explains:
“This year we decided to focus on students who are not planning to go to university. We invited companies and organisations who offer apprenticeships, employment or further training to 18-year olds and were extremely pleased by the response. Visitors included TWI (of which more later), Morgan Sindall (construction group), LGC (life sciences measurement and testing), Cambridge Regional College, QA Apprenticeships, financial services company EY, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hill (house builders), Lodestar music festival, Professional Academy, Jimmy’s Nightshelter, Cambridge Network, Marshall Aerospace, Lloyds Bank, ARM, The National Trust, Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Retail Motor Industry Federation, The Year in Industry (EDT), Raleigh International, RNA Fitness, Lattitude (gap year specialists), Couch Perry Wilkes (building services), the Army Medical Corps and Hardcastle Burton (financial services) so there was something for everyone!
“The winner of the IPad was Harvey Scotton, pictured right, who is studying for the Business Level 3 Diploma and Design Technology A level. He very much deserved to win the IPad because he was extremely well prepared for the event. He worked on his curriculum vitae, asked for advice about his covering letter, made sure he got some interview practice with me, then arrived ready to talk to TWI (the Welding Institute, based at Granta Park). TWI was extremely impressed with him and took away his cv to discuss the possibility of an apprenticeship.
“I am very grateful to all the companies and organisations who gave up their time to take part in the careers event and look forward to welcoming them back next year.”