College to host careers showcase

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North East Scotland College will be holding its annual careers showcase event on Thursday, February 5, at its Fraserburgh Campus.

With just under three weeks to go, confirmed exhibitors include representatives from oil and gas, engineering, manufacturing, construction and the maritime industries.

This free event is aimed at school pupils, college students and individuals who are evaluating career paths and thinking about what their next move should be.

Visitors are invited to come along and find out about employment opportunities, modern apprenticeships and education routes and courses.

Doors will be open from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, February 5.

Paul Sherrington, Depute Principal of the College, said: “This is an ideal opportunity for North East companies to meet and share their dynamic recruitment needs with the emerging talent coming from schools, colleges and the workforce in the area.

“This event is growing in popularity with over 800 visitors attending last year.”

Exhibitors attending the event to date include: Amec Foster Wheeler; CITB; Clyde Marine Training; EnerMech; Fugro Subsea Services; Johnson Carmichael; Petrofac; Score Group; Schlumberger; Sparrows Offshore Services Limited; Stewart Milne Group; and the Armed Forces.

The Scottish Maritime Academy is joining forces with leading shipping companies and maritime training providers to promote and recruit for the Merchant Navy Officer Trainee “Cadet” Programme, which the Academy has recently gained approval to run.

Linda Hope, Centre Manager, commented: “We are looking for potential Officer Trainees who will become employed by shipping companies and then sponsored throughout the cadet three year programme. This offers many progression opportunities for those interested in carving out a career at sea.

“Our first intake will be September 2015, and we would encourage anyone interested to come along to the career showcase for an informal chat.”

For more information on the Careers Showcase contact Lindsey Hatherley on 01346 586138 or lhatherley@nescol.ac.uk