Sustainable Resources Careers Event

Find out about jobs and training opportunities in the Sustainable Resources sector here in North Wales.

Location:
School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, Anglesey
Time:
Wednesday 14 March 2018, 13:00–16:00
Presenter:
Katrien Van Landeghem
Contact:
Kattien Van Landeghem
+44 (0) 1248 382591

Find out about jobs and training opportunities in the Sustainable Resources sector here in North Wales.

Building on last year’s success, the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University is once again organising a Careers Fair as part of the annual Bangor Science Festival. The Fair will take place in Menai Bridge at the School of Ocean Sciences, a University department with a solid reputation of excellence in marine science education. The theme is ‘Sustainable Resources’. The unique combination of geography and existing infrastructure put North Wales in a prime position to benefit from this major expansion in our economy.

Around a dozen exhibitors will inspire the next generation of scientist and introduce them to the interdisciplinary industry of extracting resources. There is a growing need for truly innovative approaches to make this extraction sustainable for the foreseeable future, and employers will speak to students about the types of jobs available and the skills required in this sector. Local Secondary Schools and FE Colleges from Anglesey, Arfon and Conwy are invited to the event as well as Bangor University students.

The Careers Fair is strengthened by employability sessions, where we help students identify their own skills and how to give evidence of these in a CV. We will help students take ownership in developing various skills and we can give them positive career prospect, as by 2022 the UK will need at least 1.82 million new engineering, science and technology professionals (Dame Prof Ann Dowling – BBC News on 3rd of Feb 2015).

Come along to our ‘how to be employable’ session to experience what it’s like to be in the hiring chair, and discover how some of your favourite activities could actually be making you more employable. At the end of the session, you will have: 

•             Received a brief yet thorough introduction  to the term ‘employability’ and its relevance  

•             Enhanced their understanding of the skills and qualities that are valued by employers 

•             Discussed the relevance and transferability of skills/qualities to specific roles within the Sector 

•             Considered their own skills set, and reflected on how they have developed these skills 

•             Identified activities that offer opportunities to develop their own employability 

Students will receive 5 experience points (XP) towards their Bangor Employability Award for attending the Career's Fair, and 5XP extra for volunteering at the event. Bring your student ID card for scanning on the day. Volunteers please contact Katrien (k.v.landeghem@bangor.ac.uk) if you would like to help on the day

 


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