25th February 2021
National Careers Week takes place from Monday 1st March and is a celebration of all things careers for those in education across the UK.
To celebrate National Careers Week 2021, The City of Liverpool College has lined up a jam-packed week of opportunities for students to explore careers they’re interested in, meet local employers and have their questions answered by our Careers Advice and Guidance (CAG) team.
On Tuesday, we’re excited to launch the first ever City of Liverpool College Virtual Careers Fair, featuring over 30 local employers from a wide range of industries. This event is an amazing opportunity for students to meet employers such as HSBC, BBC, Morgan Sindall, Royal Navy, IBM, NHS Merseycare and many others, to discuss what opportunities exist for young people after graduation.
From Wednesday to Friday, our Careers Advice and Guidance team will be holding virtual careers advice clinics on Microsoft Teams for students to discuss their career aspirations following the fair. Drop-ins will be open from 12 pm – 3pm and can be accessed via MyCollege.
On Thursday, get to know our amazing Work Experience Team who use their extensive industry links to provide City of Liverpool College students with fantastic work experience placements and employability skills. We’ll be showcasing footage of their new promotional video across our website and social media channels – tune in to hear from students, employers and the team about the opportunities on offer.
On Thursday 4th March at 2pm, join a live Q&A on Teams with David Matthews, from the College’s Apprenticeship Team. This session will break down the key features of apprenticeships and show you how they can help you create a career for life.
On Friday 5th March at 12pm, all students are invited to a live Interactive Careers Session with Merseyside Police Force, hosted by Thrive Careers Hub. With so many career opportunities available to young people within Merseyside Police, gaining an apprenticeship, qualifications, confidence and starting on a generous wage, you might be interested in exploring a career in the Police career as an option. From working the streets to data analyst to dog handler and everything in-between… join Thrive to hear from Katie Anderson, Force Apprenticeships & Qualifications Officer, who’ll tell us all about how the different departments that make up Merseyside Police work together to make one big, efficient team that protects us on a daily basis.
You can also access the session via the events page on Thrive’s website: Events | Thrive (thrive-cic.co.uk)
Also on Friday, tune into an Instagram Live session at 2.30pm with Alex Sherlock from our Careers Advice and Guidance Team. Alex will be answering questions from students about careers options and pathways, and offering advice on how to reach your career goals.
To find out more about National Careers Week, please visit: nationalcareersweek.com