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On Monday 24 May, students at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) attended the Jobs Fair online as an opportunity to meet and speak with a wide range of prospective employers and find out about the careers available to them after college.
The Virtual Jobs Fair consisted of multiple live employer chat rooms including from the British Army, Tech Data, Fujitsu, Norton Park Hotel, Royal Air Force, Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, UK Border Force, Wote Street People, Busy Bees Nurseries, the Royal Navy and many more.
Level 2 Automotive student, Nikhil said: “The British Army employer was really friendly and happy to answer all of the questions I had. I’m really glad I went to the Jobs Fair and it has certainly helped me to explore different careers and avenues I can take after college. Thank you to BCoT and the employers for the opportunity, it was very helpful.”
Anthony Bravo, Principal of BCoT, said: “I would like to thank all of the employers and staff at BCoT who made this event so successful. The Jobs Fair is a great example of our mission ‘Building Careers of Tomorrow,’ where our aim is to ensure that every learner leaves the College with the knowledge, skills and support they need to progress into world of work and meet the needs of employers.”
Careers and Industry Placement Team Leader, Anna Thorpe said: “I’ve received some really positive feedback from employers that the students were all fantastic and asked lots of engaging questions. It’s lovely to hear that they found the Jobs Fair valuable. Not only do we want to ensure our students enjoy their time at BCoT, but also that they are able to make the most of the incredible opportunities that are available to them locally in Basingstoke.”
If you missed speaking with any of the employers, please contact Lisa Lobb at email@example.com who will send you a recording of the live talk on ‘Starting Your Own Business” by the Federation of Small Businesses and a list of the employers’ respective job vacancies.
For further information on careers, progression and industry placements, go to our dedicated webpage to help you with your next steps: bcot.ac.uk/information/careers-progression-and-industry-placement/