Local employers came together with Walsall College’s guidance team to host activities for students to mark National Careers Week 2023.
Over 1,000 students attended part-time job and volunteer events and employer talks designed to promote and help them think more carefully about next steps relating to study, training and employment.
Employers at a ‘Jobs on the High Street’ event included H & M and B & M, whose representatives gave talks to students about opportunities at their organisations and retail industry careers as a whole. Aldi, HCB Solicitors and Smile Education were also in attendance.
Representatives at a volunteer/part-time opportunities event were One Walsall, Royal Wolverhampton/Black Country NHS Trust, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Balfour Education, Black Country Living Museum and Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
A representative from Coventry University supported National Careers Week too by sharing information about student finance.
Melanie Kerr, Careers Officer said: “National Careers Week reinforces the need for students to access impartial careers advice and guidance while making every effort to prepare for the world of work.
“Thanks to tremendous support from local employers and organisations with volunteering opportunities, our students have been made aware of a number of roles they can pursue short term and long into the future. Many students completed application forms at the events and have already been promised interviews, so we look forward to seeing positive outcomes from these – both now and further along the line.”