It’s been ‘all the fun of the fair’ this week at West London College – careers fairs that is – with a travelling roadshow visiting each of our colleges for National Careers Week, 7 – 12 March 2022. Around 700 West London College students attended the vibrant and buzzing fairs throughout the week.
Monday to Thursday saw lunchtime fairs at our Southall Community College, Ealing Green College, Park Royal College and Hammersmith and Fulham College, respectively.
Employers attended each fair relevant to the vocational courses we offer at each of our colleges. A broad range of universities attended too for those planning on progressing to higher education.
Kerri Ryan Student Services Manager, said: “National Careers Week is a huge celebration here at West London College. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to invite our employer, HE and other partners to the college to meet with our students to discuss their career and progression opportunities. All students here at West London College can access career education in line with Gatsby benchmarks. Throughout the course, students will work closely with the Careers and Employability Team, who support them in making informed decisions about their next steps.”
Around 30 employers attended the Careers Fairs in total and you can hear from a selection of them here:
Grims Dyke Hotels said: “Students were very keen to learn about our business. It was great to meet so many students from all walks of life on a variety of courses and staff at the college were very supportive.”
Camp America said: “We enjoyed each event at West London College, and found it very beneficial to reach out to a diverse set of potential applicants. We have found that since the pandemic, and the inability to send as many applicants to the States as we usually would, fewer young adults know about Camp America at all. So, we have put an emphasis on raising brand awareness, in the hopes that even if they aren’t 18, CA will be on their minds as a potential opportunity for the future.”
Hungry Caterpillars said: “The Careers Fair at West London College was a great opportunity to link up with students already studying towards early years qualifications and those who would like to consider it in the future. We hope that we can work with the college to support students in gaining placements and permanent job roles in the sector.”
Thank you to the employers, universities and careers organisations for their support throughout the week: