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Students ready to make the most of jobs fairs

Students at the Technology Campus of City of Oxford College were keen to make their CVs stand out from the crowd ahead of a series of jobs fairs.
Christine King, Group Employability Adviser at Activate Learning, mentored the students in a series of sessions facilitated by Learning Coach, Shivender Parmar.

The plumbing, electrical, brickwork, motor vehicle and carpentry students brought their CVs into college and each session focused on a different section, such as their personal profile or key skills. Christine and Shivender gave advice and assistance to the students through presentations, examples and one-to-one tuition. The students are hoping to secure part-time work to bolster their experience and earn some money.
Shivender said: “The recent Sainsbury’s report identified that many employers feel young people embarking on a career are lacking key skills such as team work, problem solving and prioritising tasks. We are keen to help to close this skills gap and it is wonderful that Christine was able to deliver a number of valuable sessions to ensure that our learners can demonstrate these key skills that they acquire while at college. These skills will now be more evident on their CVs and they will feel able to demonstrate them when meeting face to face with potential employers.”