Hundreds of young people will be looking for new jobs and opportunities at the Futures Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair in March.
This is an ideal opportunity for South West employers to promote apprenticeships and vacancies to students and to speak to potential new employees.
Free stands are available at the event, organised by the Bath College Futures team, which is open to all 16 to 18-year-olds in Bath.
More than 800 people visited last year’s event, and a number of students secured interviews and apprenticeships after networking on the day.
Becky Howard, 17, was hired as a Level 2 apprentice administrator after visiting the fair and speaking to housing association Curo.
She said: “I went to the Bath College Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair and I spoke to Lisa, Curo’s Employment, Training and Engagement Coordinator.
“I got a good idea of what they did and that made me apply for an apprenticeship. Within a few days I had an interview.
“I really like it here. You can’t get a job without experience, so an apprenticeship is a good way of getting your foot in the door.”
The Futures Team at Bath College works to create job opportunities, contact with employers, opportunities for live projects and work placements for students.
This year, the event has been moved to a bigger venue, at the Guildhall thanks to support from Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Over 60 employers are expected to attend and the fair will represent employers from a wide range of sectors, including the Royal United Hospital, healthcare company Dimensions, Rotork, and Mark’s and Spencer’s.
Lucy Beattie, Employability Adviser at Bath College, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming a huge variety of employers to the event, and giving students from the college and the wider community the chance to explore as many apprenticeship and work opportunities as possible.
“I hope the event will open students’ eyes to the myriad of opportunities available locally and nationally. If you are thinking of taking on an apprentice in the next few years or looking for new staff we’d be delighted to have you at the event.”
The event takes place at the Guildhall on Wednesday March 22nd from 12pm to 6.30pm. For more information call 07811980607 or e-mail email@example.com.
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