In collaboration with Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s College hosted its first two day Make it Happen Careers Fair over the weekend (25 and 26 June). Hundreds of people turned up to Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre to participate in the showcase and to find out more on what the college has to offer.
The careers fair included a stand for each curriculum area of the college showcasing what we do. Students and teachers engaged with visitors and held fun and interactive activities, demos and career sessions.
The Catering curriculum area held ginger bread men decorating competitions and a cake sale with proceeds going towards new uniforms for catering students. Carpentry staff and students helped the public to make their very own wooden bird houses, and Hair and Beauty gave passers-by massages, makeovers and henna tattoos. These were just some of the highlights from the event!
Here is what Andrew Rollings, Centre Director for Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre had to say: “Deciding on your next step after leaving school can be daunting, so we pulled out all the stops to make the weekend’s event unlike any traditional careers fair. There’s no better way to find out if a career is right for you than trying it out first, so we hope visitors took up the opportunity and walked away feeling excited about their future.”
Pam Fitton Marketing Manager at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s College, said: “We launched the Make It Happen careers fair at Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre to put a twiston traditional careers events. Our goal was to make it more fun, and easier for school leavers to source all the information they need to make decisions about their future.”
The event was a huge success with hundreds of school leavers in attendance all keen to find out what the college has to offer and how we can help them take their next steps. Events like these help raise the college’s profile and really showcase our talent and course offers. We hope to continue to deliver more career fairs like this one for the local community in future.