Canterbury College - Student-led Careers Event a Huge Hit on Campus
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Student-led Careers Event a Huge Hit on Campus

On Tuesday 22 March, Business students hosted a careers event on campus with over 30 local employers in attendance. The event was an opportunity for our students to speak to employers and higher education providers about their future career opportunities in their area of interest.

Companies and organisations from all over Kent and beyond attended from a wide range of industry-specialisms.

The ongoing project saw Business students manage the event planning process from start to end, taking charge of areas like logistics, communications, and marketing. They created posters, social media graphics and organised promotion across the College to ensure that the event was well-attended.

Level 3 Business student Kaci Li, who was responsible for liaising with the employers said: “Each class had a set curriculum area to arrange, and we were put in small groups to look for employers and businesses to attend the careers fair. We had to contact them and arrange their set up, parking spaces and organise catering for them.

We made sure to invite employers from a range of industries, such as Visual Arts, Public Services, and local universities too. It was nice to see all students getting engaged with employers.”

Mental Health Nurse Fiona Anderson attended the event on behalf of the NHS said: "It was great to talk to students at Canterbury College today about the different opportunities and apprenticeships that we offer. For example, we currently have healthcare support posts and if a student stays on for more than 6 months, we will fund their nursing training in an area they want to specialise in."

T Level Health student, Caitlin, attended the event and said, "As a Health student, it's been great to talk to different local employers today - especially the NHS team, as I have learned so much more about the different types of jobs and pathways I can take after College where I can help people."

At Canterbury College, we are always empowering students to reach their full potential and we strive to give our students the opportunity to explore their options.

This opportunity was great for the Business students that organised the event as it gave them real-life event planning experience.

Find out more about our Business courses here.