Businesses Visit Local Students to offer Careers Advice

Hereward College in Tile Hill opened their doors for a week of coffee mornings, inviting local businesses from in and around Coventry and Warwickshire to visit and offer advice to students about the world of work.

In conjunction with National Careers Week, Hereward hosted companies from a wide variety of sectors, including self-employed, volunteer, sport and the arts.

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

Students from across the college came together with local employers and advisers to network with their representatives. The Prince’s Trust, who give practical and financial support to disadvantaged young people, developing key workplace skills, were also on hand to offer a series of training programmes. Other businesses including Belgrade Theatre, Radio Plus, Theatre Absolute and Embody Dance also gave their support.

A representative from Embody Dance said

“What a wonderful event! It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to visit and share in the students’ achievements”.

Student business enterprise was also celebrated with stands from James Stewart’s grass cutting service and Jake Leonard’s music venture, DJ Wheels.

Hereward Job Coach Stacey Dodd said

“The support we’ve received from the local business community is amazing. All of our students have been motivated by what they have heard and further encouraged to achieve their career goals. We would like to thank all of the businesses that took the time out of their busy days to come and inspire us”.