Learners set their futures in motion during National Careers Week
March 13, 2023

Learners set their futures in motion during National Careers Week

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Learners meeting employers at National Careers Week

Coventry students set to make their next major life choices have had the chance to put their burning questions to employers and universities during National Careers Week.

More than 400 learners attended workshops, activities and careers fairs hosted by Coventry College as part of National Careers Week, as industry and education figures gathered to discuss post-college options.

The initiative, designed to promote careers guidance, saw in-person and online events and seminars take place across the country.

Learners were able to speak to employers from a host of industries from across the country at a Careers Fair on campus, as well as a range of higher education providers at a fair dedicated to undergraduate opportunities.

As well as hosting activities on campus via the college’s Careers Service, Coventry College staff also ventured to other establishments across the region to showcase the opportunities available to school leavers.

The college capped off the week with a pair of workshops – focussing on confidence and employability – to help learners bridge the gap from college to the world of work or further study with interview tips, CV support, and advice on how to be resilient and communicate effectively.

Emma Ingram, Head of Careers at Coventry College, said: “National Careers Week is always a big day in the college calendar, and this year was no different with a fantastic turnout from our students, as well as employers who generated a lot of buzz about careers in everything from sales to engineering.

“Studying at college can be an important step in both personal and academic development, and we were thrilled to see the enthusiasm of our students really coming through in their conversations with employers.

“We have a duty to support all learners in their next steps after college. Showing the opportunities available to the them is an important part of that process, and we are thrilled with the outcomes of our week of activities and support.”