Last Jobs Fair of 2020 goes out with a bang

Screen shot of Cambridge Network Virtual Jobs Fair November 2020

The latest Cambridge Network Virtual Jobs & Careers Fair, which took place last week, continued the success of these useful events, attracting more than 200 sign-ups.

The focus was on early careers and participants benefited from a series of presentations which not only gave an overview of the current jobs market, but also detailed opportunities for work experience, teacher training and apprenticeships.

Workfinder kicked off the event with an interactive session and a Kahoot work experience quiz, with Skye Willis talking about work placements, and how these can enhance an individual's CV, often leading to employment. (You can download the Workfinder app, browse work placements and connect with companies on their platform.)

This was followed by a talk from Richard Davies, from the Cambridge Partnership, who spoke about routes into teacher training. Richard happily took questions from the audience offline.

After a quick break, the afternoon session was filled with talks from companies Zifo and Marshall, both of which were reaching out to candidates to fill live opportunities; an introduction from digital marketing agency Sookio outlining their recent work experience boot camp, and a joint talk from AVEVA and Anglia Ruskin University, covering graduate level apprenticeships.

Claire Angus, head of Cambridge Network's Recruitment Gateway, says: "This was our last Jobs Fair of 2020 and we were delighted with the positive response. All sessions prompted many questions, and there was participation and interaction with jobseekers in all sessions – a full day with lots of shared advice and resources!"

The Network is currently planning its Jobs Fairs for 2021, with the first likely to take place in February.

Employers - if you are interested in taking part next year to showcase your company, technology and culture, and speak to potential candidates, please contact Claire Angus.

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