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Col­lege to sup­port Careers Fair host­ed by Chip­pen­ham MP Michelle Donelan


Wiltshire College & University Centre is to support a Careers Fair hosted by Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan in September.

Wiltshire College & University Centre is to support Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan in hosting a Careers Fair to highlight the huge range of local talent, skills and job opportunities in the area.

The event will take place on Friday 14th October at the Olympiad Leisure Centre in Chippenham, from 10am to 1pm. The event is free to attend and is open to the whole community.

As well as helping young people from local schools to pick a quality career path, the event is also designed to help those who are out of work, those who are looking to reskill or upskill, and those who would like a change in career, but don’t know where or how to start looking.

Employers from a whole range of industries are confirmed to be attending, including businesses from the engineering, manufacturing, science, retail, legal, logistics and banking industries. Some of those organisations attending include the likes of Siemens, Wiltshire Police, Amazon, Specsavers, WHSmith, Wiltshire Council, Waitrose, M&S, Lloyds, Goughs Solicitors, Qualasept Pharmaxo Holdings, Tesco, Morrisons and Vodafone.

The event is a great opportunity to find out more about current vacancies and how to apply, discover apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships and graduate schemes, ask any questions, and find out more about working life at the employers who are attending. Google will be providing CV advice and digital training to help attendees who are on their job search.

The College will also be on hand to talk about the fantastic range of courses on offer across its four campuses, including apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships and T-Levels.

The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP said: “Broadening skills and opportunities is a real passion of mine, and I have continued to champion this locally since I was first elected. My Careers Fair, run in partnership with Wiltshire College & University Centre, is the perfect opportunity to bring the community together with a huge range of local employers.

From opportunities with small, independent businesses, to some of the largest employers in the county, this is a showcase for the huge range of talent and industries who are based locally. As well as helping those young people who are thinking about which career path is right for them, the event is also about helping local people who are out of work, those looking to reskill or upskill, or even those who are looking for a change of career, and I’d love to see as many people as possible there.

Businesses or organisations who would like to attend the Careers Fair and run a stand are welcome to email to confirm a place.

PICTURE: Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan and Wiltshire College & University Centre Principal & CEO Iain Hatt

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