Herefordshire colleges offer first ever three colleges event

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OVER 35 local and national employers attended the first ever three-college careers event Meet Your Future.

Hereford College of Arts, Hereford Sixth Form College and Herefordshire Ludlow College careers departments worked together to create an exciting exhibition for students. Employers ranged from large national companies to local, self-employed artists all willing to give their time freely to support the students.

The aim was to inspire young people as they sought to take the first steps on their career path, and indeed prepare to meet their future.

The event gave students the opportunity to investigate the job market, ask questions, develop their confidence and consider what they could achieve in Herefordshire and beyond with both local and national businesses.

With over 800 students in attendance, the success of the event was even discussed on Twitter, with one student remarking:

“ Carefree Cass #CFC @ CasJen_17 The meet your future event @HerefordSFC was very beneficial, made my career path much clearer. Great idea to set it up!”

One of the exhibitors also took to Twitter, noting what a great networking event it was for business too:

“Rebecca White @bexdances Good afternoon @HerefordSFC at the #meetyourfutures event well done @HCAbusiness & all organisers & nice to meet @HenrykaAmber too.”

Due to the success of Meet Your Future, a bigger and better event is planned for next year. If any employers would like to join Meet Your Future 2015, please contact Gail Kilminster (KilminsterG@hlcollege.ac.uk).

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