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Students And Jobseekers Flock To Employment and HE Fair

Young people hoping to progress to university or secure employment found out more at an action-packed Employment and Higher Education Fair this week.


In the biggest ever fair of its kind at South Cheshire College, over 70 exhibitors attended the showcase event on Tuesday 8th March.


Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Paul Colman supported the event which was attended by a wide range of businesses from across the region.


They included Brunning and Price, Bentley Motors, Scottish Power, NHS Mid Cheshire Hospitals and Wulvern Housing.


Top universities from across the UK were also on hand to offer advice and information to students thinking of university as their next step including the University of Manchester, University of Liverpool and more locally Keele and Staffordshire Universities.


South Cheshire College also had a strong presence at the event to provide information about its own Higher Education courses and apprenticeship programmes which are popular with employers across the region.


The event was attended by South Cheshire College students studying a range of programmes, local high school pupils and other visitors from across the region.


Edward Timpson said: “Following on from my successful annual jobs fairs, this events was another fantastic opportunity for local people to find out more about jobs, apprenticeships and Higher Education programmes in their area.


“The aim was to bring employers, job seekers and young people together under one roof to match jobs with the high quality candidates Crewe and Nantwich has to offer.”


South Cheshire College runs an exciting spectrum of Higher Education courses, including Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas in areas such as Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering and Health and Social Care.


The Employment and Higher Education Fair was organised by the South Cheshire College Careers team and continues to grow year after year.


Joanne Stewart, Learning Services Manager at South Cheshire College, said: “This event was bigger than ever before with more universities and employers in attendance than in previous years.


“We are pleased that the event was supported by Edward Timpson and the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce.


“Everyone who attended had access to a full range of information and can now make informed decisions about their next steps, whether that’s progression to university or the workplace.”