1,300 students from nearby secondary schools had the chance to network with local employers at the at Kent County Showground Careers Fair on Friday 17th January 2020.
There were over 80 stands of prospective employers at the largest County Careers Fair, which was attended by Year 9 and 10 students.
Ben Lamming, MEMS Senior Electrical Engineer and MEMS HR Officer, Emma Chaplen attended the event and spoke to students about current apprentices opportunities at MEMS Power Generation, leading UK Generator Hire Company.
Ben started his own career as an apprentice before completing a degree at MEMS and shared his personal experience with students. Emma spoke with students asking them to consider whether an apprenticeship would be right for them as an alternative option to A-levels after completing their GCSE’s.
Ben Lamming- MEMS Senior Electrical Engineer “I would highly recommend considering an apprenticeship to anyone looking for post GCSE or A level prospects.”
Apprenticeships have many benefits that can often be overlooked when students are going through the process of deciding what to do after they finish school. The main advantage; gaining practical work experience whilst studying and earning while you are learning. Plus, receiving a recognised qualification, you can showcase to future employers.
The event was a huge success, with 35 applicants for the MEMS apprenticeship scheme.