On Thursday 2 March 2017 the College hosted its fourth annual Training, Employment and Apprenticeship (TEA) fair. This year's TEA Fair was the biggest yet, with over 60 exhibitors and more than 1,400 students attending. Students had direct access to an array of training providers, employers and organisations who value training and development for their employees via recognised apprenticeships, qualifications and in-house training.
With numerous sectors and career pathways on offer, students were able to secure work experience placements, apply for vacancies and gain invaluable advice on CVs, interviews and recruitment processes, directly from the employers themselves. Exhibitors ranged from accounting to healthcare, engineering to IT and retail to sport. The event provides progression routes for those opting not to go to University, as well as inspiring first year students to explore their future options.
Chris Eustace, Director of Community Engagement & Employability said, “What a fantastic event! It was wonderful to see so many really worthwhile conversations going on between our students and the wide range of exhibitors who attended. This will most definitely help them make well informed decisions about their future progression choices.”