1st Step supports careers Question Time at Bromley College

 

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1st Step were again proud to support London & South East Colleges at their latest careers training event at Bromley College, advising students from the college on starting a career and the realities of working life.  The event was organised by Bob Noseda, Sector Skills Executive for London & South East Colleges.

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1st Step were represented by our Employee & Industrial Relations Manager, Stuart Wallis.  “It is vitally important that we continue to give back to these important community events.  Helping students with advice on how to get a job is key” he said, adding “when that is coming directly from a range of employers such as at this event, this is advice that students can ill afford to ignore.  What Bob has organised for these students – a Question Time audience with leading employers – is a rarity that perhaps colleges should mimick elsewhere.”

Stuart was joing at the Question Time session by six other industry representatives, including:

  • Steve Brawley, Chief Executive of the Joint Industry Board (JIB)
  • Shenaaz Chenia, Director of Industry & Community Training, Saint-Gobain
  • Danny Lucas, MD/Executive Chairman  of Lucase Finishing Specialists Ltd
  • Charlie Mullins OBE, MD & Founder of Pimlico Plumbers
  • Christina Smith, Regional L&D Manager of Keepmoat Regeneration
  • Andrew Stevens, CEO of Cet Training Ltd (and Question Time facilitator)

The event organiser, Bob Noseda said “I thought it went really well and each of you (panel members) gave advice that will benefit the students throughout their lives. They need to know an Employers expectations and I think after today they will be better prepared for their careers.”

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