Employers meet leaders of the future at Themis’ careers event

More than 40 leading employers from across the North West met hopeful leaders of the future at the annual Themis Careers Event hosted at Burnley College.

The employers from all industry sectors including Advanced Manufacturing, Sport, Business, Tech and Health and Social Care were visited by would-be Apprentices, who were encouraged to talk about their career aspirations.

Employers also discussed career opportunities within their organisations, and the skills they are looking for in an Apprentice. Businesses managers and directors were present, giving the keen young applicants the chance to talk directly to the people who may be looking to hire them in the near future.

The bustling event was packed with essential careers advice for school leavers and Apprentices, with CV critiquing from Laura Hartley Recruitment and the Themis recruitment team. Visitors were offered advice and guidance to help them to network with the employers they were also keen to make a good impression with.

The main aim of the event wat to showcase the wide range of industries and employers within East Lancashire, and to encourage young people to look at Apprenticeships as the start of an exciting and successful career, with real opportunities to lead and progress once they achieve their qualifications.

Director of Themis, Simon Jordan, said: “Our Themis Careers Events are our favourite time of the year, as we get to meet the leaders of tomorrow. It’s always a positive way to showcase the true talent East Lancashire has to offer, from both the top employers who exhibit to the hopeful Apprentices who come to meet them.

"Employers from every industry have told us that they thoroughly enjoyed the evening and were astounded by the level of drive and determination from visiting young people who spoke to them and asked questions about their businesses, the roles they offered and the opportunities available for Apprentices looking to progress into a rewarding full-time career with them.” Exhibitor Gabriella Hammond, Head of HR at Veka, said: “From an employer’s perspective the Careers Event was great. The VEKA stand was really busy all evening with lots of enthusiastic hopeful Apprentices. Judging by the high calibre of applicant we spoke to on the night, I have no doubt we will be recruiting some excellent new Maintenance and Tool Making Advanced Apprentices this year.”