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West Suffolk College has set up an online careers event as it looks to find new ways of recruiting their next generation of staff.

The virtual occasion will be hosted by West Suffolk College and is taking place on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 3pm.

It will give potential employers of the future the chance of talking to the current staff of today about the job opportunities that are currently on offer at one of the largest educational establishments in the county.

The event has been created by Human Resources Manager, Katy Frith. She explains: “I feel that an online event is a safe environment to learn about the college and it will give prospective employees the chance to ask questions and find out more about what we offer.

“From my point of view, we are committed to becoming a real employer of choice for the region and the college is a great place to work. It’s a place where everyone is part of a wider team, people are respected and there is a huge amount of dedication here to give our students the best chance of future success.

“Also, there are a vast number of opportunities and scope for progression and personal development.”

At the time of going to press, the college had 14 live vacancies. Current roles that are open are for administrators, technicians and tutors.

Katy continued, “We are working in a different world and we want to make people aware of the vast amount of opportunities that we have at the college. People have changing priorities and transferable skills that can have a massively positive impact in an educational setting, although you won’t necessarily have to have had an educational background.

“The college is a good, fun and safe environment to work in and we look forward to welcoming people to this event on the 13 April.”

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Former student, Sally Vaughan, had to look at her career options after being furloughed. The former aerospace engineer is now back at the college as a lecturer.

She said, “I enjoyed my job as an aerospace engineer but then COVID hit and I was forced to adapt. As soon as I was furloughed, my life went from 100mph to virtually nothing. I started looking at other options and one of those was at West Suffolk College. I enjoyed my time here and didn’t think twice about applying for a job.

“When they rang up to tell me I’d been successful, I was with my mum and it was a lovely moment to share with her.”