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Hadlow College Careers & Masters Fair 2016

Posted on 10th February 2016 in Higher Education, Events

On Wednesday, 10th February 2016 students and ex-students of Hadlow College had the exciting opportunity to meet a broad range of employers and speak to them about organisations and careers in the land-based sector, amongst others. A record number of exhibitors and guest speakers offered visitors to the College’s annual Careers Fair information and advice on careers and progression routes within the industry as well as potential employment, work experience placements and volunteering opportunities. Leeanne Wall (Equine Consultant BYRDS), Medway Valley Countryside Partnership and Sissinghurst Castle Garden (National Trust) were amongst the guest speakers. Exhibitors included Burden Bros Agri Ltd, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, British Veterinary Nursing Association, Royal Army Veterinary Corps (including ‘Dude’ - a military working dog), The Hop Farm (Hoppers Animal World and Hawkforce as well as a selection of birds of prey), Bradbourne RDA, Institute of Fisheries Management, Edward Vinson Ltd, Emmetts Garden (National Trust), Charlton Athletic Community Trust, Kent FA and Kent Police, to name but a few.

Enterprise and business was a continuing focus with organisations, such as Kent Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs and Barclays, also being present and representatives able to advise students about entrepreneurship and finance. Additionally progression routes, for example apprenticeships, and employability were promoted via Hadlow College’s Apprenticeships, Business and Community (ABC) Department and MWS Technology (previously MyWorkSearch). Nuffield Research Placements (STEM) were also offered by Medway Education Business Partnership and volunteering, courtesy of Imago West Kent Volunteer Centre, featured prominently as well.  

For the first time ever, Hadlow College also hosted a Masters Fair within the Careers Fair. The universities in attendance were the University of Greenwich, Natural Resources Institute (University of Greenwich), University of Kent, Royal Veterinary College and Writtle College. With a focus on Masters programmes, university representatives engaged with our undergraduate students and ex-students and delivered talks about the Masters degrees on offer at their institutions.

With a record number of employers, organisations and universities participating and ca. 500 visitors, the Careers & Masters Fair this year proved a great success once again.

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