Saturday, 25 November 2017

Students given advice at new careers fair

EMPLOYERS and training providers offered advice to students at an apprenticeships and careers fair held at The Henley College.

EMPLOYERS and training providers offered advice to students at an apprenticeships and careers fair held at The Henley College.

Students from the college and secondary schools in the area were able to pick up information from employers and organisations from across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, including Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, BMW, CCFE (Harwell), Ignite Sport, Frederick’s Foundation, QA, the Henley Training Company, Kaplan, the NHS, the Army, Network Rail, Oxfordshire Country Council and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Principal Tom Espley said: “As a college, we have a responsibility to ensure that young people receive impartial advice on the way ahead as well as to promote all the opportunities available.

“Our training arm will be running a pre-apprenticeship course for young people unable to access an apprenticeship when they leave school as a way of improving their employability skills and providing work experience.”

Charlie Eckton, head of student services at the college, said the fair was very valuable for the students and would become an annual event.

Each year about two-thirds of students at the college apply for a university place while others go straight into work or begin an apprenticeship or further training.

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