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'What Next?' Careers Showcase for School Leavers

28 September 2022 17:00 – 19:00

Discover career opportunities from local and national employers to help discover "What's Next" for you!

What Next is a careers fair, but taken to the next level. Hosted in the Winter Gardens Pavilion on Weston seafront, at this event you'll be walking around speaking to different employers as well as college staff to learn what's out there in the world of work.

  • Speak to local and national employers about career opportunities
  • Speak to college staff to understand what course(s) can get you onto a chosen career path

 

 

People interacting, discussing future opportunities
Overview of event hall
potential student talks to catering
Disscussion at hair and beauty stall
Pace, a graphic design company, talk to potentail students.
Parent and student in conversition with whatnext worker
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People interacting, discussing future opportunities
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Overview of event hall
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potential student talks to catering
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Disscussion at hair and beauty stall
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Pace, a graphic design company, talk to potentail students
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Parent and student in conversition with whatnext worker
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potential student listens to hair and beauty stand
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potential student talks to motor vehicle
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Motor Vehicle stand talks to on-lookers
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Pace, a graphic design company, talk to a potentail student and parent
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School liaison talks too parent
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Apprentiship stand
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Student and parent talk to business stand
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People from the company FibreHop talk to potential student and parent
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Overview of winter gradens - showing people at the event
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man from the army talks to parent and potential student at public services stand
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a man from the RAF talks to potential student and gaurdian as public services stand

 

People interacting, discussing future opportunities
Overview of event hall
potential student talks to catering
Disscussion at hair and beauty stall
Pace, a graphic design company, talk to potentail students
Parent and student in conversition with whatnext worker
potential student listens to hair and beauty stand
potential student talks to motor vehicle
Motor Vehicle stand talks to on-lookers
Pace, a graphic design company, talk to a potentail student and parent
School liaison talks too parent
Apprentiship stand
Student and parent talk to business stand
People from the company FibreHop talk to potential student and parent
Overview of winter gradens - showing people at the event
man from the army talks to parent and potential student at public services stand
a man from the RAF talks to potential student and gaurdian as public services stand

EMPLOYERS YOU CAN MEET

REGISTER HERE

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For Year 11s - If you're not sure what you want to do after school, What Next will help you to find out about different roles from local businesses. You can then talk to the college staff to find out the right course to get you onto the career path that inspires you! If you do know what you want to go into, you might not know about some of the more specific roles that you can learn about from an employer that interests you.

For Year 10's - Now is the time to get ahead and find out more about the career paths that are open to you so that once once September rolls around you can make an informed decision in Year 11.  You can talk to the college staff about the the right course to get you onto the career path that inspires you! If you do know what you want to go into, you can gain more insight about some of the more specific roles  from an employer that interests you. We'll also have School Liaison staff on hand to answer questions about how the application process works and other relevant events that might help you in the decision making process. 

- Learn more about different industries
- Discover jobs you didn't know existed
- Talk to employers about the roles within their company
- Find out what qualifications and experience is needed for certain jobs
- What courses can get me to where I want to be.

No, whilst there will be College staff available to speak to at the event, the big difference is the presence of employers. This event has a larger focus on careers and inspiring decisions that will then lead to enrolling on a course that will lead to the desired destination. That being said, there will be team of friendly faces manning an application station where you can apply on the night.

Not sure what to ask? Here are a few conversation starters and questions you may wish to use:​

- Can you tell me more about a career in ‘X’ and what a typical working day may include?​
- How did you get into that role?​
- What skills are you looking for from future employees?​
- What has been the most enjoyable part/biggest success within your role?​
- What should I be looking to do when I finish school to stand the best chance of securing a career in ‘X’?​
- Where do you think the company or the sector is headed in the next five years?​

Want to find out the best programme that will lead you to the career you're interested in? Talk to Weston College staff about our programmes - Just look out for individuals who have a blue Weston College lanyard on.​

EMPLOYER SECTION

If you're an employer that is interested in attending to showcase examples of the opportunities in your organisation, please use the form below to enquire and a member of our Business Growth team will be in touch.

We're excited to welcome a diverse range of local and national employers to 'What Next?'.

Our aim is to connect employers to their potential future workforce by talking with young people and adults, educating them about the exciting opportunities available and bringing to light job roles they didn't know existed before. This is all so that visitors are equipped with the knowledge to train and enter the desired industry.

  • Inspire the future workforce
    Speak with students in Year 10 and 11, inform them about your company and wider industry to inspire them to follow a successful careerpath!
     
  • Meet with over 350 attendees
    Previous What Next events have been really well attended with over 350 people in attendance, filling the grand Winter Gardens Ballroom.
     
  • Showcase your employment opportunities
    This is the perfect chance to advertise and recruit for apprenticeship and work placement opportunities that your company are planning to provide in the next academic year. Learners will be in attendance with parents so this is a great opportunity to directly inform them about your exciting vacancies.

 

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