We were thrilled to welcome more than 60 employers and to our South Bristol Skills Academy on 12 May for the South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, in person again after going virtual during the pandemic.
The fair was organised in partnership with Bristol South MP Karin Smyth, Bristol City Council and the Department for Work and Pensions. Hundreds of prospective students and employees had the opportunity to speak to employers about their vacancies and find out about the courses on offer with us, as well as seeing our brand-new Advanced Construction Skills Centre. Attendees also enjoyed pastries and cakes prepared by our brilliant Hospitality and Catering students.
Rich Harris, Acting Principal and Chief Executive at City of Bristol College, commented: “We are delighted to have worked in collaboration with Karin Smyth MP, Bristol City Council, the Department for Work and Pensions and other city partners to host the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair. We are proud to have been the host for this event for many years, and to see it back in person for 2022 is extra special.
The event was well-attended by partners, employers, students and members of the local community, giving the opportunity to showcase the courses we have at the College and to connect employers with the best candidates for their vacancies. Many sectors are experiencing skills shortages in the wake of the pandemic, and education providers like City of Bristol College aim to meet that demand and support people with lifelong learning and employment opportunities to keep their new-found skills in our local area.”