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University to host up to 50 firms for top careers fair

22 September 2017

Wrexham Glyndwr University to host up to 50 firms for top careers fair

GIANTS of UK business and industry will attend one of the region’s biggest employment events.

Up to 50 top firms will come together on October 11 for the inaugural Wrexham Glyndwr University Careers Fair.

Held at the University’s Sports Centre from 11.30am-3.30pm, the businesses include Kellog’s, Moneypenny, Aldi, Bank of America, Village Bakery and Redrow.

The Ewloe-based homebuilder has taken on graduates from the institution in past years, and they will be in attendance, as will former student Adrianne Haynes from Handelsbanken.

North Wales Police, the RNLI, local councils and HMP Berwyn will also be on hand to discuss job opportunities, apprenticeships and work-based schemes.

The careers fair will be complemented by a postgraduate, professional and part-time open afternoon, which runs from 3.30pm-6.30pm in the same building and gives anyone looking to study for a Master’s or alternative course the chance to find out more from lecturers.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, says the University works closely with employers in North Wales and beyond to ensure students are job-ready on graduation via work placements, internships and career development.

“Holding the postgraduate open evening and careers fair together gives Wrexham Glyndwr University the chance to showcase its burgeoning links with industry and the wide range of professional, Master’s and part-time courses we offer,” said Professor Hinfelaar.

“Our students’ academic achievements are paramount, but it’s also important they are prepared for the world of work as they grow with the institution and leave us to enter into their chosen career.”

She added: “We have more than 50 of the biggest and best international and local companies attending, and I would like to thank them for engaging with the event and joining us on the day.”

As well as meeting with the businesses and discussing new opportunities there will be the chance to receive advice from professionals on everything from interview techniques to CV writing.

Karen Lennox, Head of Careers and Student Services, said: “Our recent increase in employability to 93% demonstrates the value the University places on engagement with business and career development.

“Wrexham Glyndwr University Careers Fair will reinforce that message - we look forward to hosting some of the top firms in the region.”

To book a stand, email ang.corbett@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01978 293240.

For more on the postgraduate event, visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Postgraduatecourses/OpenEvenings

 

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