Sunderland College students were given an insight into the opportunities available to them when they leave college as part of National Careers Week.
During the week-long celebration which links education with the world of work, the college hosted a series of careers fairs attended by more than 40 local and national employers, charities and universities at its Bede, City and Washington campuses who showcased their employment and higher education pathways.
The students benefitted from visiting the exhibitors, gathering information and talking with organisations in the sectors they are interested or may not have considered, as well as finding out about available courses, entry requirements and financial support if they have decided to study at university.
For employers, the fairs were an effective way to raise their profile and discover new talent.
Victoria Moyse, Work Experience and Placement Lead, said: “We would like to thank all of the organisations for attending our careers fairs, for showcasing their opportunities and supporting National Careers Week.
“Hosting events such as these is vital to showing students what is available to them when they leave college, highlights their next steps and really opens their eyes to the types of employers, training providers and universities located within the region.”
Sunderland College’s Careers Guidance Service offers all prospective and current students free access to informal and impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, professional qualifications and training routes, progression opportunities, job seeking, CV writing and interview skills and support with UCAS applications.
To find out more visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk, call 0300 770 8000 or email email@example.com.
A big thank you to the employers, universities and careers organisations for their support throughout National Careers Week:
AkzoNobel, Amazon, Apartment Group, Bowmer and Kirkland, Bridge Northumberland – CVA, British Army, Citizens Advice, Clifford Chance Legal, Complete Community Home Care, Department for Education, Durham University, Department for Work and Pensions, EDF Energy, Education Partnership North East Apprenticeships, Embracing Care, English Heritage, Everyone Active, First Class Supply, FutureMe, Gentoo, Great Annual Savings, Hartlepool Borough Council, Hays Travel, Healthwatch Sunderland, Jet2, Kier, Leeds Beckett University, Morgan Sindall, National Farmers Union, National Trust Gibside, National Citizenship Service, Newcastle Building Society, Newcastle University, Nexus, Nissan, Northumberland National Park, Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria University, Oxfam, REME, Robert McAlpine, Royal Artillery, Royal Artillery Reserves, Royal Engineer Reserves, Smartworks Newcastle, Software City, South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Stagecoach North East, Sunderland Care & Support, Sunderland City Council, Sunderland GP Alliance, Teesside University, Unipres, University of Cumbria, University of Sunderland, Urban Green Pets Corner, Willmott Dixon.
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