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Your Life, Your Career

Date Posted: 19/03/2018 | Posted In: Latest news

For the third consecutive year, students from QE, visited the town’s Business Central complex to participate in the annual ‘Your Life, Your Career’ event hosted by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). Joined by Darlington Building Society and other local businesses, the event aims to provide advice to students seeking apprenticeships and employment, and brings together representatives with a wealth of knowledge to share their own experiences of the world of work. The day began with a number of lively and interactive activities, before the students took part in a networking session where they were given the opportunity to ask questions about career routes and apprenticeships.

Commenting on the success of the event, Vanessa Woods, Centre Manager for Business Central explains: ‘It was wonderful to work alongside QESFC and offer support to local students who are looking to enter employment after having completed their A Levels. The entrepreneurs present were able to offer inspirational advice and help the students realise that there exist so many exciting job opportunities, allowing them to widen their career perspectives’. Colin Fyfe, Chief Executive of Darlington Building Society, adds: ‘At Darlington Building Society, we feel that it is important to share our own experiences and provide students with a better understanding of the world of work and the careers available to them’.

Amanda Leslie, Employer Links Co-Ordinator at QESFC, concludes: ‘It can be difficult for students to know which career route they wish to pursue and having professionals discuss their own experiences can be incredibly beneficial. The mentors delivered impassioned speeches and inspired our students to begin exploring their own career aspirations which will allow them to make informed choices when considering their future plans’.