Hundreds of students turned up to the three hour events held at the Enfield and Tottenham centres where they had the opportunity to speak to representatives from various organisations including British Gas, Morgan Hunt, Hays Recruitment, London Ambulance Service, The Royal Air Force, Birkbeck University, Job Centre Plus and Apprenticeships First.
There were also a number of organisations offering voluntary positions, such as The Daneford Trust who help young people fundraise so that they can carry out charity work for 3-12 months in Africa, Asia or the Caribbean.
Mature student, Christine Walker, who is studying Health and Social Care Level 2 attended to see what opportunities were available for part time work. After speaking to Hays Recruitment Early Years and Teaching, she left the event feeling uplifted. She said: “I want to study Access to Higher Education: Social Care next year but would also like to find part-time work in the same field so I can support myself and gain experience. After speaking to Hays I feel a lot more confident and assured that this will be possible.”
Hays representative, Amarita Kaur, said: “Many health and care students have experience working with children so they are often ideal candidates for roles in the sector. Working part-time, they can continue with their studies and get the experience that counts towards progression at work and to complete their course. We’ve asked Christine to come down to our offices next week and sign up.”
The event was also perfect for entry level students who had the opportunity to find out about different careers, which will help them choose the best courses for their needs. Herald Essuman, who is studying English Entry 2, said: “The event was very good. I learnt new skills and found out about work experience opportunities.”
The College holds careers fairs each year to help students with their progression.