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Opportunity Meets Talent Convention
Wed 8 February 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED HOWEVER YOU CAN REGISTER ON SITE AT THIS EVENT ON THE DAY.
Are you a student looking to get your foot on the career ladder?
This event is your chance to meet the region’s leading businesses, recruiters and educators to grab opportunities for future employment.
You will also have the chance to share CVs, hear about live job opportunities from employers, attend a number of "Insight Into" sessions to learn more about working within specific sectors and much more.
Please note pre-registration will close at 16:30 on 7th February. If you haven't registered by this time please come along on the day and register on the door.
Employers will be on hand showcasing their organisations and career opportunities directly to hundreds of talented students, who are seeking local employment.
Educators will be at this event assisting students with their career strengthening provision..
Employers attending the showcase and ready to talk to you about their vacancies include:
Brymor Construction, Hammerson Watermark, Solent NHS, Mountjoy, Balfour Beatty, Cogeco Peer 1, Red Funnel, Carnival UK, Southampton Hoteliers, Bond Dickinson, Hampshire County Council, R&W Civil Engineering, Old Mutual Wealth, KGAL Consulting Engineers and more
In addition get valuable advice on:
- Getting your CV ready
- Have your professional profile photo taken by Solent Creatives
- Advice on cleaning up your social media
- “Insight Into” sessions running throughout the day covering sectors: Health, Travel, Leisure, Tourism, Construction, Finance, Professional Services, Technology, Digital, Media and Public Services
- Viewings of St Marys pitch will be available
- Cash refreshments available
- 1:1 advice from employers
- Roaming careers advisors will be on hand to help
Insight Into Sessions will be running throughout the day, giving you an insight in to the key sectors businesses in the region represent:
10:30 Insight into Travel & Tourism
Varied and challenging roles in the UK, offshore and overseas, there is huge breadth in the travel and tourism industry. Pretty much any career you can think of and not your typical nine-to-five job!
Speaker from: Carnival UK
11:00 Insight into Leisure & Hospitality
Growing industry sector that covers areas such as accommodation, fitness, food, and entertainment. Many entry routes and career paths within this sector which present opportunities for progression.
Speaker from: ReesLeisure
11:30 Insight into Maritime & Shipping
The marine world holds a multitude of career opportunities both on and offshore. Ranging from crewing, engineering and logistics to commercial, business and central support roles. This sector gives you experience of the world or brings the world to you.
Speakers from : Red Funnel, MDL Marinas
12:00 Insight into Construction & Regeneration
Construction touches all aspects of built environment and our daily lives. Covering power & energy, transportation, water and social infrastructure, there are a wide range of jobs from trades to professionally qualified engineers and construction professionals.
Speaker from : Balfour Beatty
12:30 Insight into Finance & Banking
Banking, financial services, wealth management, and insurance – this is an important sector within the UK economy and presents ongoing opportunities across a wide range of careers.
Speaker from : NatWest
13:00 Insight into Professional Services
Complex and fast-paced industry in which the product is often the people delivery the service. Careers include accountancy, legal, engineering, IT, HR and many more.
Speaker from : Bond Dickinson
13:30 Insight into Digital & Technology
Skills shortages created by the Digital Economy mean that there are many opportunities to launch a career in the IT sector. Whether it is creating systems and applications, solving problems with technology or supporting people that use it, digital skills are required across all types of organisations.
Speaker from: Cogeco Peer 1
14:00 Insight into Media & Creative
Fast, competitive and ever-changing sector – media is quite literally everywhere. Radio & TV, publishing & journalism, advertising & marketing social media & internet, gaming and digital. The list really is endless!
Speakers from Southampton Solent University and Carswell Gould
14:30 Insight into Health and the NHS
Working with Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Doctors Dentists, Healthcare Support Workers and Nurses, the NHS is a rich environment that offers a wide range of career choices. Corporate Services such as Finance, IT, HR and Facilities also provide varied opportunities.
Speaker from: Solent NHS
15:00 Insight into Marketing
Speaker from: April Six
Businesses please register at www.businesssouth.org/events/opportunity-meets-talent-convention/
Educators will be able to display their career strengthening provision.
Student entry to this event is Free.