10th March 2020

South Devon College hosted a range of activities to join up with the celebration of National Careers Week, including the Part time Jobs Fair, Medical Mavericks, and Women into Marine.

Each day of the week from Monday 2nd March had a set activity. Starting with Monday, the College hosted a Mock Interview Day which was open to all students who wanted to practise their interview skills and the following day had a range of Continual Professional Development sessions for staff including IAG Triage, Gatsby Benchmarks and Embedding LMI.

Wednesday saw 20 employers set up stands at the College for the Part time Jobs Fair including Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company, Ark Pet Shop, and National Trust. The employers were looking to recruit for seasonal and part time vacancies and volunteering opportunities that would work alongside students’ schedules. Employers spoke to 429 students with Beverly Holidays speaking to 74 students alone.

The next day hosted Medical Mavericks, an event that provided an insight into an array of medical careers with over 120 secondary school children  from ages 14-19, attending from 7 local schools, who were ready to be inspired. The workshop provider, Medical Mavericks, came with specialist equipment so that the school children could interact with the likes of an electrocardiogram, an eoSim laparoscopic surgical simulator, an ultrasound scanner, and other simulations of various medical scenarios.

To conclude the week, the College hosted Women into Marine which is an event designed to recognise and celebrate the opportunities in the marine industry that are available to women and encourage more women to consider working in that sector. The activities involved designing boats in the CAD Suite in the Hi Tech & Digital Centre and working with virtual reality to see how the emerging technology is utilised in this sector.

For more information about how South Devon College can support your career, register to visit their next Open Evening on Tuesday 24th March 2020. If you have any other questions, contact the College at [email protected] or call 08000 380 123.

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