16 October 2014

Image of Wirral’s Sixth Form College welcomed leading employers & universities for Careers Fair event

The Sixth Form College hosted its biennial Careers Fair event on Wednesday 15th October to allow all Sixth Form and year 11 students across Wirral the opportunity to speak with leading employers and Universities to receive independent advice and guidance on their future career options and opportunities.

Students were able to meet with a variety of career representatives from local, regional and national employers and some of the UK’s top Universities about a range of sectors including careers within the NHS/Medicine, Law and Business, Construction and Engineering, Media and Graphic Design plus many more. There was also the opportunity to attend specific careers talks from Liverpool John Moores University, LIPA, UCFB Burnley, Edge Hill University, Chester University and Merseyside Police Service covering careers within Journalism, Event Management, The Business of Football, Teaching and Early Years Education, Nursing, Midwifery and The Police Service.

Annabel Webster, who studies Health and Social Care at The Sixth Form College said, “The Careers Fair was a great opportunity to meet professionals from a wide range of career choices and universities who could provide specialist information on what I was interested in and what the next stage for my career plan should be. I want to go into children's nursing, so it was very helpful for me to speak to the different universities offering the course, as well as other options such as volunteering that will be invaluable for my future in nursing.”

The event, organised by Enrichment Officer, Rowena Lovatt and Head of Learner Services at The Sixth Form College, John Doherty, were pleased with the turnout to the event, with John stating:

“It was fantastic to see so many students both from the College and from across Wirral attend the event to find out more about the career opportunities that are available to them. Events such as this can be pivotal in helping a student determine the right course path to follow and other opportunities they are able to take advantage of whilst at their schools and college in order to succeed in gaining their chosen career.”

The Sixth Form College’s careers guidance was praised at its last Ofsted inspection, with "learners developing good employability skills.” In addition to events like the Careers Fair, the College also plans many other opportunities throughout the year to support initiatives like the National Careers and Apprenticeship Weeks.

Careers Fair 2014

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