Learners studying business and IT related courses at Pembrokeshire College had the opportunity to meet with local employers last week thanks to the College’s Employment Bureau and Dragon LNG.
Sponsored by Dragon LNG, learners met face-to-face with representatives from local employers over lunch in the student-run restaurant. Employers including Dragon LNG, EduKey Education, Landsker Business Solutions, Total Tech, Pembrokeshire Tourism, The Alexander Partnership, LHP Chartered Accountants and ASCONA Group Holdings, attended the event to help learners to find out about the employment opportunities available locally with a particular focus on IT and business related opportunities.
Almost 50 learners attended the lunch which gave them the chance to ask questions, find out more about each of the employers and hand in their CVs in an informal setting.
The event was organised by the College’s Employment Bureau which is part funded by Welsh Government and helps young people to find work by assisting them with CV writing, interview skills, finding work experience placements and job searching.
One learner said: ‘The lunch was really good. The casual atmosphere made it really easy to talk to employers and is something we wouldn’t normally get the chance to do’.
Following this, lunches are now planned for engineering and construction learners to meet with local employers as well as a lunch for health, care and hospitality learners.
Janet Davies, Head of Employer Engagement at Pembrokeshire College commented: “We are extremely grateful to the employers who attended for giving their time to meet our young people and for providing such valuable career advice. We very much hope that valuable links have been formed and that opportunities to work locally in Pembrokeshire will have been created.”