Students Inspired by Industry Professionals during ‘Careers Week’

Students Inspired by Industry Professionals during ‘Careers Week_

Deborah Mitchell with Shrewsbury College students

Shrewsbury College hosted its annual ‘Careers Week’ with the aim of inspiring and preparing students for the world of work.

Over 20 speakers from a variety of businesses and industries from across Shropshire, including; BBC Radio Shropshire, The Lion Hotel, Heaven Skincare, Shropshire Council, Greenhous Group, Headway, and West Mercia Police, were invited in to the College to talk to the students about their experiences in industry and the career choices they made.

Karen Hayward, Manager of The Agency at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, said: “We always receive great feedback from our students about this event. I think they really value the opportunity to hear from, and ask questions to successful people who are working in the industries they hope to go into.

“We work closely with a lot of local businesses and we value our partnerships and the support they give to the College and our students and Careers Week is an opportunity for our students to benefit from these partnerships. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guest speakers and those involved in the event – and we hope our students have taken away some invaluable information.”

Deborah Mitchell, founder and owner of Heaven Skincare, now one of the globe’s most high-end skincare brands, was invited in to speak to the Hair & Beauty students.

She said: “It was great to be part of Shrewsbury College’s Careers Week. Apprenticeships enable you to hit the ground running when you start your job. As an apprentice – you are the one in control and in all industries you need good qualified staff.

“With Shrewsbury College, you are in control of your own destiny. The quality is everything here and there’s a great focus on the individual which gives you a step up when you’re in the work place.”

For more information about studying at Shrewsbury College, visit www.shrewsbury.ac.uk or call 01743 342342. The next Advice Event is on Thursday, March 23 from 5pm to 7pm at London Road. Alternatively you can follow the College on Facebook: shrewsburycollege Instagram: shrewsbury_college and Twitter: @shrewsburycol.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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