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Careers Week

National Careers Week 2021: from 1st – 6th March.

We had a number of events lined up exclusively for our students, along with information from local employers and access to national-level resources.

Remember, you can book an appointment with our Careers Advisor via our Career Zone page.

Employability Skills and Progression for all Students

Students from all courses, and at all levels, can boost their skills and knowledge. On a phone? Scroll left/right to see the full table.

Event

With

Ideal for

Date

Time

Link to take part (access this at advertised time)

Talk: Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

Keri McSweeney -FCOT

All Students 

Monday 1 March

10.00am - 11.00am

Talk: Entrepeneurship and Working for Yourself 

Local businessman and leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, David Clifford

All students

Wednesday 3 March 

1.00pm - 1.30pm

Talk: Emerging Jobs - Careers for the Post-Pandemic World

Principal Virginia Barrett and Kathy Slack, CEO of Enterprise M3

All students

Wednesday 3 March

1.30pm - 2.00pm

Workshop: CV writing/interview techniques

Will Crowhurst - Hampshire Futures

All students (see below for UCF students)

Wednesday 3 March

2.30pm - 3.30pm


Events for Degree & Higher Education Students

Find out about postgraduate study and what skills you need to get into the career you want. On a phone? Scroll left/right to see the full table.

Event

With

Ideal for

Date

Time

Link to take part (access this at advertised time)

Postgraduate life and qualifications

Jonathan Baldwin - Royal Holloway University

Higher Education students 

Tuesday 2 March

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Postgraduate Study: Applying for a PhD

Dr Shelini Surendran, University of Surrey

Higher Education students

Wednesday 3 March

12.30pm - 1.00pm

Applying for Postgraduate study

Will Crowhurst - Hampshire Futures

Higher Education students

Wednesday 3 March

3.45pm - 4.45pm

Employability Skills and Mindsets with former UCF Graduates

Steven Hunt, FCOT/UCF

Higher Education students

Friday 5 March

1.00pm - 2.00pm


Industry Talks for all Students

You can attend any of the courses below, whichever subject you currently study. On a phone? Scroll left/right to see the full table.

Event 

With

Ideal for

Date

Time

Link to take part (access this at advertised time)

La Femme: Careers in Beauty Therapy

Sam Pooley from La Femme Beauty Salon, Farnham

Hair and Beauty Students

Monday 1 March

10.00am - 10.30am

Media Industry

William Collison from School of the Air Ltd.

Media Students

Tuesday 2 March

10.00am - 11.00am

Capital-content: Social First Storytellers

Gary Gumbleton from Capital Content, Weybridge

Media Students

Tuesday 2 March

11.30am - 12.30pm

Salon 55: Careers in Hairdressing

Stacey Hutchings from Salon 55, Crowthorne

Hair and Beauty students

Tuesday 2 March

10.00am - 10.30am

Careers in Plumbing

Matt Burren of One-to-One Heating

Plumbing students

Tuesday 2 March

10.00am -10.30am 

Careers in Carpentry

Chris Holloway-Pratt, Creative Carpentry LTD

Carpentry students

Tuesday 2 March

11.00am -11.30am

Careers in Engineering

Mollie Authorson

DiGiCo

Tuesday 2 March

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Media, Production and Research, Freelance careers

Kim Bartholomew, Freelance

Media students

Tuesday 2 March

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Careers in Photography

Rob - Assist London

Photography Students

Tuesday 2 March

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Sports Careers in the Military

Tom Fuller - RAF Physical Training Instructor

Sports and Public Service students

Tuesday 2 March

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Performing Arts careers

Reynolds Performing Arts Training Academy

Performing Arts students

Tuesday 2 March

2.00 pm - 3.00pm

Business, Careers in Data Science, Analytics and  Insurance

Chris Pearce - esure group

Business and Travel students

Tuesday 2 March

2.30pm - 3.00pm

Media Careers

Peter Smith, Telegenic

Media students

Tuesday 2 March

3.00 pm - 4.00pm

Careers in Motor Vehicle

Joshua McDermott - Mac's Automobile Services, Windlesham

Motor Vehicle Students

Wednesday 3 March

10.30am - 11.00am

What it means to work in tech

Stephen Smith, AppDynamics, a CISCO company

IT and computing students

Wednesday 3 March

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Floristry Careers

Jane, independent florist

Floristry students

Wednesday 3 March

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Catering Careers in the Army

Sgt Pete McAlindon of the 167 Catering Support Regiment 

Catering students

Wednesday 3 March

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Careers in Travel and Tourism

Peony Myall, Virgin Atlantic, Cabin Crew

Travel and Tourism students

Wednesday 3 March

1.00pm - 1.30pm

Careers in the construction industry

James Holmes, Contracts Manager at Beard Construction

Construction students

Wednesday 3 March

2.00pm - 2.30pm

Army Careers

Army Careers office

Public Services Students

Wednesday 3 March

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Careers in Protective Services

Tyrone Hussey, Stratford Fire Service

Public Services students

Wednesday 3  March

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Performing Arts Careers: The Book of Mormon UK Tour

Liv Foster-Browne

Performing Arts students

Thursday 4 March

11.00am - 11.30am

Careers in Motor Vehicle

Robert Tyres, Mclaren

Motor Vehicle students

Thursday 4 March

11.00am - 11.30am

Careers in Engineering

Mollie Authorson

DiGiCo

Thursday 4 March

1.00pm - 1.30pm

Early Years Careers: Loveders Nursery

Zanda Fabriks of Loveders Nursery School

Early Years/Child Care students

Thursday 4 March

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Careers in Construction

Phil Withey, Barratt Homes

Construction students

Thursday 4 March

3.00pm - 3.30pm

My Career in Design & Publishing

Hans Gremmen

Graphic Design & Photography students

Thursday 4 March

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Careers in Construction

Darryl Roberts, Grainger PLC

Construction students

Friday 5 March

10.00am - 10.30am

Careers in Electrical Installation

Dean Truran, Lucy Electrical

Electrical Installation students

Friday 5 March

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Studio production and computer game sound

Tom Puttick, Cedar Studios

Music & Games students

Friday 5 March

1.00pm - 2.00pm


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