Local Businesses Provide Careers Advice to Students

The Think Future Careers Fair was organised by Grantham College for students on Tuesday 3rd March to give them as much information as possible to help them with their successful progression from college whether into the job market, apprenticeships or higher education.

‘Who better to provide this than local and regional employers and organisations, from a variety of employment sectors. The response from employers and organisations who were willing to give up their time and attend the event was overwhelming, they provided an information stand talking to students answering a range of questions about employment in the ‘real’ world.’ commented Carol Dyer, Careers Adviser and organiser of the event.

QFC (Quality Furniture) demonstrated the assembly of an armchair during the morning and talked to students about the variety of work they do as well as apprenticeships they offer whilst Anglian Water, Siemens, Network Rail and Colas were keen for students to know more about their engineering and other opportunities.

Different types of retailing were well represented by Boots, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Oldrids & Downtown, who are also companies who provide a whole range of careers, not just in retail. Other companies covering a diverse range of careers included Barclays who were keen to promote their Skills for Life programme, Chatterton’s Solicitors, Accountants Duncan and Toplis, IT companies Keystone Software and IML Technology, PGL Travel and Woodhead Construction.

Local universities were also in attendance to represent higher education opportunities and the Police and Armed Forces and other organisations including the CITB, NHS, Grantham Football Club , Job Centre, Voluntary Services and Lincolnshire Careers provided a diverse range of information.

The Fair was a huge success with over 40 contributors and over 450 students in attendance including a number of St. Hugh’s Year 11 students who were invited to come along due to the partnership work the college and St Hugh’s have.