Employers, training providers, job brokers and government organisations attended The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London last week to provide advice and guidance to learners at the Careers Information Event.
The annual event held at both Enfield and Tottenham centres provided over 500 students with information and support about the labour market, learning opportunities and employment in a range of different sectors.
Careers Advisor, Renu Arrowsmith, said: “The event is held at an important time in the college year when students are planning their next steps and some are preparing to make transitions into employment or further training. It provides them with a range of information, helping them become more focused on their plans for the future.”
Dilek Edebak (21), who is studying Employability Skills at the College, said: “It’s great that the College holds this event as it gives us a chance to speak to employers and get information on various schemes and courses. I’ve spoken to several organisations and got loads of information that I hope will help me decide what to do next.”
Organisations who attended included; The National Apprenticeship Service, Job Centre Plus, VInvolved, Sainsburys, Napp Pharmaceuticals, NHS, Lovell, RAF, Mountview Academy, Homes for Haringey and Positive Employment.
All organisations completed feedback forms with comments including: “Most useful aspect of the event was meeting such a diverse range of people” and “it was great to speak to employees of the future”.
The Careers Information Event is part of the College’s commitment to providing enhanced support to students. The College has dedicated career advisors who work closely with Connexions to make sure students have access to the advice they need to guide them through education and training, and towards employment in the future.