Virtual careers fair for Welwyn Hatfield students

Welwyn Hatfield school students will have the chance to learn about careers and career opportunities in businesses across the borough, at a virtual careers fair next month.

virtual careers fair

Designed for students in years 10 and 11 (16-18 year olds) and organised by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and PayPoint, the pre-recorded event is being run through the school's online learning curriculum. It features recorded interviews with local companies, providing information about their apprenticeship and graduate programmes, as well as employees talking about their jobs and advice they would give to young people hoping to get into their industry.

Eleven companies are taking part in industries ranging from retail to pharmaceuticals.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, Executive Member Regeneration, Economic Development and Partnerships, said,

With so many careers fairs, careers talks and work experience cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope this online event will help to inspire our young people on their future career paths.

Carol Jager from PayPoint, said:

So many young people don't know what they want to do because they have little knowledge about industry and the type of careers available. Running this event online, means that in spite of COVID, they are still able to link with local businesses to help shape and inform their future career plans.

The virtual careers fair runs from 1-5 March, to coincide with National Careers week, but will remain online for students to access at their convenience as well being available to anyone interested in starting a new career or changing careers.  See the Welwyn Hatfield Business Matters website for more information.

Designed for students in years 10 and 11 (16-18 year olds) and organised by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and PayPoint, the pre-recorded event is being run through the school's online learning curriculum. It features recorded interviews with local companies, providing information about their apprenticeship and graduate programmes, as well as employees talking about their jobs and advice they would give to young people hoping to get into their industry.

Eleven companies are taking part in industries ranging from retail to pharmaceuticals.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, Executive Member Regeneration, Economic Development and Partnerships, said,

"With so many careers fairs, careers talks and work experience cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope this online event will help to inspire our young people on their future career paths."

Carol Jager from PayPoint, said:

"So many young people don't know what they want to do because they have little knowledge about industry and the type of careers available. Running this event online, means that in spite of COVID, they are still able to link with local businesses to help shape and inform their future career plans."

The virtual careers fair runs from 1-5 March, to coincide with National Careers week, but will remain online for students to access at their convenience as well being available to anyone interested in starting a new career or changing careers.

See the Welwyn Hatfield Business Matters website for more information.