A college has recently held two careers fairs specifically for students needing a little extra support when it comes to their future.

Halesowen College hosted the fairs in a proactive effort to enhance the prospects of its students once they leave college.

The SEND Careers Fair, on Friday, March 15, saw a range of organisations, including Halas Homes, Lunch on the Run, Pulse Plus, and Thrive into Work, aid students in deciding their next step.


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Students were able to learn about a variety of options, and gain advice on moving into employment, persisting with their studies or develop their social skills.

Learning support manager at the college, Sharon Molloy, said: "Thank you to all our exhibitors for supporting this event, our students really enjoyed the day and have learnt a lot about their next steps."

On Wednesday, March 20, the college brought together employers, universities, apprenticeships and training providers to speak to hundreds of students.

More than 40 universities, apprenticeship and training providers attended the fair, together with employers such as Shoosmiths, RAF, West Midlands Ambulance Service, KPMG, and HSBC.

Universities from across the country, including Aberystwyth, Lancaster, Cardiff, Lincoln, and Sheffield attended the fair.

The career education advisor and manager at the college, Victoria Ditton, said: "This is our main careers fair of the year and we invite students to come along to research and talk to exhibitors to prepare for their future.

"This is a key event in our careers calendar and we were delighted to see such a wide range of universities, employers and apprenticeships coming in to support our learners."