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Outdoor Adventure Employers Event

Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.

More exciting than ever this year was the Outdoor Adventure ‘Employers Event’ that has been run for many years at the Shuttleworth College.

The companies in attendance on November 21st were: PGL, UKSA, Essex Outdoors, Box End Park, Rockley Watersports, Willen Lake (Parks Trust), Action4Youth (Caldecotte), Fin Divers, Canoe Trial, Scouts, Southlake Watersports, Centre Parcs and Grafham Water Centre.

Students at Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.
Outdoor Apprenticeships at Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.
Canoe Trail staff at Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.

Invaluable experience

Said Helen Day of Shuttleworth College:

“This event allows Outdoor Adventure students to meet with employers and gain an understanding of the skills required to work within such organisations. Students have to wear business attire and this year they looked particularly smart

“Before the event all individuals produce a suitable CV which is then handed to employers for review and feedback.

“Throughout the morning, the learners were given the chance to talk to each employer regarding what is required to work for them.

“During the afternoon, the visiting organisations conducted interviews for paid-posts, with some students already securing positions!

Feedback was provided individually on how well they presented themselves and how they could develop their CVs and interview skills. This gave students first-hand experience of what it would feel like to have a formal one-to-one interview and although several learners were nervous beforehand, all were extremely proud of themselves by the end of the afternoon.”

Outdoor Adventure stall holders at Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.
Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.
Students at Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.
Shuttleworth Employer Engagement day.

A promising cohort

Helen continued:

“This event was a huge success, and it shows how dedicated our staff are to providing the best learning experience for the students.

“A massive thank you must be given to the employers for attending, with many travelling from various regions of the country and one from overseas.

“From this event, 18 learners have been invited to visit Rockley Watersports, eight to Essex Outdoors and 12 are visiting Canoe Trail. 

“There is no doubt that this cohort of learners are going to do very well.”

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