During March, Students at Moulton College took part in a series of cross college events as part of National Careers Week.
Events included a careers fair; which enabled students to engage with large employers such as Virgin Active, gain advice and guidance regarding employability in their specific sector and learn about career pathways, apprenticeships and graduate opportunities within these organisations. In addition, a ‘guest speaker’ programme was arranged, which invited industry experts into the college to give motivational and instructional talks on industry specific topics.
Throughout the week, the College’s apprenticeship teams also manned ‘pop up shops’ across the main and satellite campuses to help students understand the benefits of apprenticeship pathways. Gap Year providers (Camp America and Conservation Africa) held ‘clinics’ across the campus to help support students considering travelling and widening their experience before moving onto university.
To accompany these events, students were encouraged to complete ‘career action plans’ and conduct research into options after college within an on-line classroom environment, supervised by their lecturers and LRC staff.
Careers Education Officer, Andrea Myers said “Careers week has been a really successful event. Students particularly enjoyed the guest speaker programme; hearing from industry experts has helped many to look at their industry from a different angle and consider more diverse career pathways. Being able to engage with employers has also helped to build employability awareness, communication skills and confidence when it comes to moving into the world of work. I would like to say a big thank you to all the employers, staff and students who supported this event.”