The free event provides the opportunity to meet with over thirty employers from the advanced manufacturing and engineering industry, all of whom are actively recruiting for a wide range of jobs and will be available to discuss entry routes, pathways, career opportunities, Apprenticeships and Higher Level Apprenticeships.
Prospective students can also find out more about degree opportunities, ‘Earn while you Learn’ Apprenticeships and Higher-Level Apprenticeships in areas including Business Management, Engineering, Computing and more, and hear from current apprentices about how their Apprenticeship has benefited them.
The informative event will also feature employer exhibition stands to share insights into the career and training opportunities for design engineers, technical service engineers, welders/fabricators, CNC operators and other engineering business support roles, helping prospective students to make better-informed choices. SWC staff will be available to offer guidance and support.
The highly anticipated event is a fantastic opportunity for post 16 learners, their parents/guardians and those wishing to enter or move forward within the engineering sector, to explore the campus, meet staff and learn all about the College's full time, part time and Apprenticeship course provision, which is now open for applications for courses starting September 2024.
Una Taylor, Engineering Hub Officer at South West College, said: “The Get Engineering Careers Fair is a great opportunity for young people and their parents to hear for themselves what apprenticeships are available. It is designed to give school leavers and those looking to further their career prospects a valuable opportunity to experience at first hand the variety of exciting job options available to them and the high-quality skills training that is on offer to help them realise their ambitions right here on their doorstep.”
Alastair Booth, Head of the School for Engineering at South West College, added: “With the growing costs of university tuition fees, it is vital that ambitious young people wishing to obtain higher-level qualifications are aware of the range of options available to help them make better, informed choices. I would encourage anyone in the community to register to attend and see what is on offer.”