Fifth Apprenticeship & Jobs Fayre Proves a Success

Local MP, Mike Freer, held his fifth Apprenticeship & Jobs at the Golders Green Parish Church on Friday, 10th March.

The event was first organised by Mr Freer in 2013 as a community-wide initiative to give people of all ages direct access to employers and apprenticeship professionals.

On top of the employers that exhibited at this year’s event, Barclays Bank also ran their successful Life Skills workshop for visitors interested in improving their employability.

Students from Whitefield School, Bishop Douglass, King Alfred and Woodhouse College took advantage of the free sessions which took place several times throughout the day.

A film crew from Barnet TV was also present on the day to capture some of the highlights of the event, including an interview with Mr Freer.

Commenting on the event Mr Freer said: “I think this year’s event, more so than ever before, proved a great opportunity for visitors to speak directly with employers from a wide-range of professional backgrounds. The feedback I’ve been receiving has also shown that the exhibitors themselves also find it very helpful to network with one another.

“Something we did try to actively encourage this year was for students from our local schools to attend.  I want to thank all the teachers who supported and actively encouraged their students to attend, from King Alfred, Whitefield School, Bishop Douglass and Woodhouse College.

“From the discussions I had with exhibitors and visitors, it was evident that they valued the one-to-one advice that many of them received about their future career prospects, whether they were school leavers looking for a career start or visitors with a professional background looking for a career change.”