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Local companies and organisations take part in Long Road Careers Event

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Long Road students had a chance to meet possible future employers face-to-face at the College Careers Event.

For those considering a future in Accounting and Finance, there were representatives from Deloitte, KPMG, Barclays, Ensors and Grant Thornton, while solicitors Woodfines were on hand to talk about the legal profession. For the more technically-minded, there were reprsentatives from IOT & Approval Solutions, the Engineering and Development Trust (YINI), Contractors Machinery, Nxstage, Bosch Rexroth and CRC Apps. Related to food and nutrition were Forever Living Products and G’s Marketing; to translation and interpreting Codestrata; to building Ridgeons; and to digital media and marketing Clearhead Media. Also present were CHS Housing Association, Cambridge Professional Academy and DK Virtual PA & Marketing Services. Meanwhile, to introduce students to a successful entrepreneurial company, the Cambridge Raincoat Co. was present, along with a colourful selection of their products.

Finally, for students planning a gap year, there was Raleigh, Restless Development and Project Trust.

Kevin Gould from Contractors Machinery said: “Overall for our company it was very worthwhile and gave a good insight into how students are feeling about their careers and what they want to do.”

Rebecca Thomas from Raleigh International said: “The careers event was brilliant with very enthusiastic and motivated students. The young people who attended seemed well-informed about the different companies and charities and asked lots of questions, which was fantastic.”

Careers Manager Andy Goodwin says: “We have had lots of positive feedback both from students and exhibitors. In today’s difficult climate, the more information we can give students about prospective careers, the more they will be able to tailor their skills and abilities to get that perfect job.”

Visit Careers Information to find out more about the assistance we give students.