Cardiff and Vale College careers fair brings together major employers and their future workforce
Major employers from across the region came to Cardiff and Vale College for a special fair, giving learners the chance to find out about future employment opportunities and career pathways.
Twenty-five companies, including the BBC, Deloitte, Principality, Admiral, the Celtic Manor and more came to engage with students at the College’s Barry Campus and City Centre Campus. More than 500 students attended the three-day event.
The careers fair was organised by the Cardiff and Vale College B#Epic team, which provides enterprise, enrichment and employability opportunities for the College’s students. The B#Epic programme is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to take them into their dream careers by developing inventiveness, creativity and business confidence.
Local employers found the event a success. Construction Opportunities Co-ordinator at Jehu Project Services Ltd Bernie Mark said: “The careers event at Cardiff and Vale College was an ideal opportunity for students and employers to get to know each other.
“The event was well organised and as an employer I felt that it was given high status within the College community, highlighting the importance for the students of securing their next step. I spoke to a number of very motivated Construction students and plan to offer several students a work placement experience on our sites in Cardiff.”
Tracey Thomas, Operational Manager and HR People Partner at City of Cardiff Council, added: “It was a pleasure to attend the careers event and we very much welcomed the opportunity to meet with a wide range of CAVC students and talk to them about their studies, aspirations and the varied careers within local government and the opportunities with us at the City of Cardiff Council – the largest local authority in Wales.”
CAVC Head of Recruitment, Progression and Entrepreneurship Tania Davies said: “It is important to create valuable opportunities for learners to interact directly with employers in the region. We have a deep commitment to ensuring the employability of our learners by preparing them for successful progression to careers.
“We had excellent and enthusiastic support for the career fair from major employers who engaged with learners from across the College, informing them on job opportunities, career pathways and sector profiles.”
The College’s Business Development Manager, Employer Solutions, Luke Davies said: “As one of the largest colleges in Wales, we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring leading employers to the College to meet with our students across our campuses. We place great importance upon facilitating such opportunities via our careers fairs and this wide level of engagement at Cardiff and Vale College is intrinsic to our strong partnerships with employers.”