Ashford College - Careers Fair 2023 - developing futures
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Careers Fair 2023 - developing futures

We recently held our Careers Fair of 2023, allowing students to develop their futures. Read more below.

On Wednesday 1st March, we held our Careers Fair 2023, which was organised by Thomas White, our Careers and Employment Engagement Officer. In College, Tom is located on the 2nd floor in the E-Hub, and can help students with career advice, support for applications and can help them with interview prep amongst other support.


All our Pathways and courses were represented at this event, so every student had the chance to learn more and think about where their career could go. Stalls on the day offered advice to students and more information about that particular company, but some had practical activities for students to do, as well as some free gifts. (bottles, pens etc)


Some of the companies on the day had very creative stalls. Southeastern brought along a giant wire buzz game, testing students in terms of patience and problem solving. Designed as a train, it was very hard to complete without setting it off, and was a unique way for students to display and use key skills that the company was looking for. 


Universities locally and nationally were also in attendance, as well as Apprenticeship teams, letting students know that they can also build their careers with higher education and future learning. These teams were also available for discussions with those who are undecided about their future to consider options and to see where they may like to go. 

Local Universities such as the University of Kent (based in Canterbury and Medway) were in attendance... well as Universities from across the country like the University of Derby.


We would like to thank the following companies and Universities for coming to help teach our students what they can offer: 

  • University of Kent
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • UCA (University of Creative Arts)
  • University of Derby
  • College of E-Sports
  • University of Greenwich
  • ASK Apprenticeships
  • EKC Training (our Apprenticeship team)
  • Nurse Plus
  • Southeastern Railway
  • Project Centre
  • QinteiQ Target Systems
  • Hilton Nursing Partners
  • SK8side
  • Bannatyne's Health Club and Spa
  • Salvation Army
  • Construction Testing Solutions Group (CTS Group)
  • gdm Architects
  • Kent Fire and Rescue
  • Brakes
  • Nationwide
  • Rebel Business School


If you are aiming for a successful career, or don't know what you might want to do in the future - studying at Ashford College is a great option. From support throughout your time with us, to industry talks and trips throughout the year, to our T Levels where you learn through dedicated work placement, there is always something for you here. 


Look at our range of courses (including T Levels) on our Pathways page, or visit us on our next Open Day.