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Hugh Baird College gets students thinking about their future


Hugh Baird College recently held their annual Careers and Wellbeing Fair with big names such Siemens, Everton in the Community, HMRC, The Army, Asda and The Samaritans amongst many more in attendance.

The organisations helped by advising students on the type of roles available to them within their companies and also highlighted the current employment and voluntary opportunities they could consider and apply for.

The Careers and Wellbeing Fair assisted students to think about their next steps and raised aspirations with groups in attendance from the 14-16 College, South Sefton Campus which is home to the College’s A-level provision and undergraduates of the Hugh Baird University Centre.

At Hugh Baird College, health and wellbeing isn’t just about eating well or exercising. The Student Services team work with students and staff all across the college to promote a rounded approach to a healthy lifestyle, with a strong focus on mental health and social interactions. Hugh Baird College began their approach to becoming a 'Healthy College' back in 2009, and since then have implemented a whole range of healthy initiatives across all campuses. From free healthy breakfasts to help students start the day in a morning, to help stopping smoking or giving up alcohol.

Kelly Shannon, Hugh Baird College Retention and Progression Coordinator, said:

The Careers and Wellbeing Fair is an invaluable and exciting opportunity for all our students to meet with a range of companies and organisations across a number of sectors. Our aim is to help our students as they plan their next steps, whether it’s employment, an apprenticeship or further study.

It was great to see so many of our students in attendance and we’d like to thank all the employers who took time out of their busy schedules to provide our students with valuable information and opportunities.

For more information on the support available at Hugh Baird College, please visit: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/student-support or alternatively call 0151 353 4444 for more information.

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