Future Proofing Careers With Cheshire College

In celebration of National Careers Week, Cheshire College is hosting a variety of career-related activities to help support current learners, prospective applicants and the wider community make informed decisions about their futures.

Taking place from Monday 1st March until Friday 5th March, Cheshire College have lined up virtual Q&As with experts in the field and will be sharing information on the various career opportunities available upon completion of their study programmes to inspire and empower young people and adults to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals.

With this year’s National Careers Week theme based upon ‘The Future of Work’, the College is supporting learners to develop those important transferrable skills and traits required to thrive in real work environments.

Jordan Swift, Director of Marketing and School Partnerships, said: “Here at Cheshire College, not only do we provide learners with the academic qualifications that will prepare them for their future careers, but we encourage them to explore their options and develop their employability skills through initiatives such as National Careers Week.

“It’s vital we encourage learners to think about their futures to enable them to start developing potential career paths and we’re committed to providing them with the highest levels of support.”

Cheshire College always strive to inspire and during National Careers Week they will be joined virtually by Mindset Coach Benjamin Stubbs who will be discussing the power that positive thinking can have on career success.

They will also be speaking to A Level alumni Gwyneth Nurse, Director of Financial Services in HM Treasury, who recently received a CB for public service having spent the last 17 years working on a range of tax and financial services policies at the heart of the Treasury.

Throughout the week learners will also be joined virtually during lessons by a range of Employers including ENGIE, AO Logistics, Atos, Cheshire Police, Minerva Arts and Glyndwr University who will be delivering career talks.

Tamara Barker, Social Value Officer at ENGIE, commented: “ENGIE are delighted to be working in partnership with Cheshire College to support their series of National Careers Week events. As a business we are keen to engage with students locally to identify future talent and give an insight into the skills and attributes employers look for in future employees.”

The 10th anniversary of National Careers Week comes at an important stage in the academic calendar as young people begin preparing for their next steps after education and as the region’s largest provider of post-16 education, Cheshire College offers a client-centred, confidential, impartial and accessible careers service delivered by professional and highly-qualified staff.

The College’s Careers service span all three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester and are open to both learners and the public.

To find out more about the College’s career services or to book an appointment with a member of the team, email careers@ccsw.ac.uk or call 01270 654653 (Crewe Campus) / 01244 656200 Chester and Ellesmere Port Campuses).