On Friday Solihull College welcomed employers from the science industry to its conference centre for a chance to speak with students about their futures in science. The day was a chance for students to ask questions they had about a career in a specific industry as well as talk to employers about opportunities that may be of interest to them. Solihull College careers service, the National Apprenticeship Service and Worktaster were also present to offer general advice to students with regards to kick starting their career.
Students were also given the chance to take part in workshops with companies as well as listen to presentations that each exhibitor had prepared. Tom Johnson of the University Hospital Birmingham presented about Careers in Pathology and Aston University worked with Solihull College students on a pharmaceutical microbiology activity. Aston University stated they receive a lot of applications so it is a great opportunity, at events such as the Futures into Science event at Solihull College, to meet with potential applicants and give them more information about the options available to them.
Students were also able to speak with potential employers such as Air Liquide, world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, who have many different options for students completing their courses; including apprenticeships and graduate schemes. Air Liquide commented “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Solihull College. We are keen to attract students who are looking for a platform in their career.”
Solihull College strives to be forward thinking with the opportunities that they provide for its students. The College works with employers to be able to provide students with a link into the working world once they have gained their qualifications.
The day was a great success and students were able to network and pass on details such as CVs over to potential employers in the Science industry, which was a great opportunity for the students at Solihull College as many wish to progress into careers in this industry.
For more information on courses at Solihull College, including Science, please visit www.solihull.ac.uk/courses or call 0121 678 7000.