BBC Sport Producer kicks off Careers Month at Shrewsbury Colleges Group


20 March 2018

National Careers Week may be over, but at Shrewsbury Colleges Group it is still very much in full swing.

Careers week has become Careers Month at the three college campuses, with a plethora of speakers lined up to talk to students throughout March.

Over the next few weeks a variety of speakers from a huge range of Shropshire and regional businesses across many sectors will be visiting the English Bridge, Welsh Bridge and London Road Campuses. Representatives will be speaking to students from all subjects about their experiences and giving helpful tips on how the students can progress in their chosen fields. Companies will include Hanson Recruitment, Shropshire Festivals, The Mytton and Mermaid Hotel and Shropshire Star.

It all kicked off on Tuesday this week when successful BBC Sports Producer, Helen Murray, visited Clayton Hall at the London Road Campus. Helen Murray reached out to the College and volunteered to do a talk to the students. She started her career at BBC Radio Shropshire and jumped at the chance to help local school leavers. She has even signed up for next year’s career week already.

Speaking on the day, she said: “I am thrilled to be at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. I hope that my talk has inspired the students and has shown them that with hard work you can achieve your dreams. I studied at my local sixth form in Wales and we never had the opportunity to hear from someone from a large company like this.

“My tips for students thinking about a role in journalism is to work hard, get loads of work experience and be patient.”

Karen Hayward, Agency Manager, said: “We always receive great feedback from our students about this event. They really value the opportunity to hear from successful people who are working in the industries they hope to go into. Shrewsbury Colleges Group is committed to providing impartial careers guidance to our students, and we have a year-round careers programme which includes face to face guidance, work experience and volunteering opportunities and extensive input from our valued network of employers.    

“We work closely with a lot of local businesses and we value our partnerships and the support they give to the College and our students. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guest speakers and those involved in the event - and we are sure our students have taken away some invaluable information.”

For more information about vocational courses and Apprenticeships, visit www.shrewsbury.ac.uk or call 01743 342342 and for more information on A Levels call 01743 235491. Or come to the Advice Event on 22 March at London Road, between 5-7pm.