Stanmore College’s Careers and Higher Education Fair was held on Tuesday, 28th March 2023. Exhibitors in attendance included universities such as UWL, Brunel and Hertfordshire, nurseries, Redrow Homes, Sainsburys, Harrow Council, Alstom Transport, Robothink, Wates Construction, Great Ormond Street Hospital, DNS consultancy, Metropolitan Police and Everyone Active, Harrow Law Centre and BT. Representatives from organisations present found the event a fantastic opportunity to connect with a diverse pool of motivated potential employees, showcase their companies and cultures and inform emerging talent of the wide range of prospects available.
Over 800 students aged 16 upwards attended the event which appealed to them not just to gain insight and inspiration for their next steps but to fast-track their job or university search by meeting employers face to face.
Feedback was positive, and it was striking how many of the exhibitors praised the students for being polite, engaged, and asking key questions; the students did the College proud. Visitors also commented on how friendly and welcoming staff had been. Comments from students included “the event has really helped me to make some difficult decisions”, “I enjoyed being able to ask questions face to face and find out what working in the sector was like”, “I now feel more comfortable about the transition to university” and one student even secured a part-time job.