Careers Fair sees students plan successful futures during National Careers Week

Employers from across the North West looking to inspire future generations of workers descended on Warrington Collegiate as part of National Careers Week.

More than 15 companies attended the College’s Careers Fair on Thursday – including Cheshire Police, Benefit Cosmetics, Royal Navy, Sellafield Ltd, LiveWire, Q Hotels and Bright Futures Care.

Finn Byrne, Careers and Higher Education Advisor at Warrington Collegiate, said the event gave students the chance to speak to a variety of employers from across a number of industries and find out what opportunities are available to them.

She said: “Our students were able to talk to some fantastic companies at the Careers Fair and find out more about full and part time jobs, apprenticeships and work placements available to them. They were able to ask questions and find out more about the careers they want to pursue.

“We are so grateful to the employers who attended the event. They gave up their own time to help our students plan their futures and we hope to see many of them working for those companies once they leave College.”

Lorraine Meakin from Future Directions said: “We had quite a lot of Health and Social Care students come over and talk to use not only about part time jobs but full time jobs too.”

One of the most popular stands was that of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Lieutenant McAllister said: “The Careers Fair was a well-run event. We received great support from the College and spoke to about a dozen or so suitable candidates.”

The College’s Apprenticeship and Active You teams were also on hand to speak to students, giving them on advice on how to get more from their studies.

Finn added: “The Careers Fair was organised to coincide with National Careers Week. We’re really passionate at Warrington Collegiate about pushing our students to reach their true potential and get them ready for the world of work, whether that be by progressing on to Higher Education courses at the College or University, taking up an Apprenticeship or simply finding work once they have completed their studies with us.”