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College holds Careers Fair for Progression Week

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Careers Fair at Selby College for Progression Week

As part of Selby College’s annual ‘Progression Week’, a Careers Fair was held on Tuesday 18th June in the Jubilee Building with the aim of encouraging and inspiring the current First Year students to get thinking about their options for next September, whether this be university, Higher Education at Selby College, an Apprenticeship or employment.

Students were given the opportunity to meet a range of local businesses and recruiters including Croda, Persimmon Homes, the Army, Clipper Logistics, Lambert Engineering, North Yorkshire Police, the RAF and The Skills Network in the ‘Employers Zone’, as well as universities in a special ‘Higher Education Zone’ including Selby College’s Higher Education team, CU Scarborough, Higher York (Future HY), Leeds Art University, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, Sheffield Hallam University, Teesside University, University of Huddersfield, University of Salford, the University of Sheffield and University of York.

Alongside the Careers Fair there were a series of talks and presentations throughout the day covering Higher Education opportunities at Selby College, Russell Group universities and tips for applying to competitive universities, as well as Student Finance options and Apprenticeships.

Phil Sayles, Selby College’s Principal & CEO, welcomed the involvement of local employers and universities with the College saying: “It is vital that our students maximise every opportunity they have to consider their future careers and study paths after they leave College. At Selby College, our main aim is to help our students to have, and to achieve, the highest aspirations possible, whatever their study route. The high-quality of our provision and the achievements of our learners are testament to this. The qualifications we offer allow our students to choose a range of destinations, from progression to Russell Group universities, to Apprenticeships or Higher Apprenticeships with Higher Education and work combined.”

He added: “I would like to thank all the organisations that have supported the College’s Progression Week this year, as well as those that have provided Work Placement opportunities over the past year”.