LEP Chairman reinforces importance of graduate employment at Careersfest
The importance of skilled graduates for the future of the Stoke and Staffordshire economy will be addressed at an event being held at Staffordshire University next week.
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP chair David Frost CBE will be attending the University to launch the Careers Network during the University’s first Careersfest – a week of activity designed to get students thinking and planning for life beyond graduation.
David Frost will also be addressing students and graduates in one of numerous sessions being delivered by local and national employers and successful alumni.
Allan Howells, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Staffordshire University said: “We are delighted that David will be coming to speak to students in a week of activity which is intended to get students fired up about their future job prospects.”
“Hundreds of students have already downloaded the special app which enables them to book on to events and we are hoping that more students use the opportunity of Independent Study Week to pick from the exciting range of presentations on offer and to learn more about the support available through the Careers Network.”
One of the highlights of the week is the Job Hackathon which launches online at 10am on Monday and invites participants to apply for their ‘Dream Job’. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview and three best candidates will win £250 intu vouchers to get themselves suited and booted. Interviewers include volunteers from Lloyds Bank.
Other features of the week include a Post Graduate Futures event which takes place on Tuesday evening and aims to inform final year students and graduates of the opportunities that exist through Masters courses and post-graduate study.
More than 30 local and graduate employers will be attending CareersExpo at Leek Road on Wednesday where students can find out more about part-time jobs and exciting careers opportunities on offer.
- The Careers Network, previously the Careers Centre, has bases at Stoke and Stafford campuses and offers full careers coaching, help with cvs and interviewing as well as helping students and graduates find full and part-time work, placements, internships and volunteering opportunities.
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