Southend Careers Fair - 13th March
6th March 2013
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Young people aged from 14 to 19 are invited to a wide-ranging Careers Fair on Wednesday 13th March.

The event, from 9.30am until 3pm at Shoeburyness Youth Centre, Delaware Road, Shoeburyness, includes representatives of at least 50 different local and national employers and training providers – as well as universities and colleges.  

It is an ideal way for young people to see some of the opportunities available and talk over their possible next steps with many different people. They can also find out about benefits, student bursaries, courses and lots more.Connexions Personal Advisors will be on hand ready to discuss any of the issues.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, Councillor James Courtenay said: “This event will be a great help to young people. I am delighted that under one roof there will be so many potential employers, as well as those who can help young people gain the qualifications that most suit them. These include vocational qualifications or further/higher education courses. “Young people who are wondering about their futures will have the opportunity to find out a host of information as well as get advice on how to stand out to future employers.”

The following universities have confirmed attendance:

  • Anglia Ruskin, 
  • Brunel University, 
  • City University, 
  • Oxford University, 
  • Royal Holloway, 
  • University College London (UCL), 
  • University of Essex, 
  • University of Greenwich, 
  • Royal Veterinary College, 
  • University of Westminster, 
  • The Open University, 
  • Writtle College 
  • York University. 

Local sixth form providers & colleges:

  • Chase High School Sixth Form, 
  • Futures Community College Sixth Form, 
  • Southend Adult Community College ( SACC), 
  • Belfairs High School Sixth Form, 
  • Shoeburyness High School Sixth Form 
  • South East Essex Sixth Form College (SEEVIC). 

Employers and Voluntary Services:

  • Ford Motor Company, 
  • Key Med Olympus, 
  • IPECO Holdings, 
  • CASCAiD, 
  • Essex Enquirer, 
  • Frontier, 
  • NHS Essex Community Healthcare, 
  • Kier Eastern 
  • Southend United Community and Educational Trust. 

Apprenticeship and Training Providers

  • Crown College, 
  • ITEC Learning, 
  • JHP Training, 
  • Life Skills Solutions, 
  • Vocational Training Services (VTS), 
  • YMCA , 
  • Central Training Group, 
  • Eden Training, 
  • Prospects
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