July 21, 2018

GSM London works to boost local partnerships

GSM Careers Fair

Being a student at GSM London is about more than gaining a qualification. We work hard to ensure that our students are fully prepared  for life outside of higher education and are equipped with the necessary skills and connections to thrive in an increasingly more competitive work environment.

Last year GSM London launched it’s first-ever careers fair at its Greenford campus with the aim of encouraging local students to explore their future job options and network with potential employers.

Staged on Wednesday 8 November, the first Community Careers Fair enabled GSM London undergraduates, alumni and students from local schools and colleges to connect with employers, training providers and apprenticeship brokers.

“Employers are keen to diversify their talent streams and they value the skills and expertise gained through higher education but also look to develop talent through other entry routes,” said Andrew Falconer, Director of Careers and Employability at GSM London. He continued to say, “Apprenticeships have become mainstream options for many students, particularly given the wide variety of business-related apprenticeships.”

The fair consisted of company exhibitions, including large brand names such as computer technology company Dell, logistics business Wincanton (with Sainsburys) and the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Falconer added: “GSM London is a community focused institution and we are keen that the local community benefits from the work we do. We are keen to facilitate an opportunity for local students and residents to meet employers and consider further study options.”

This is the first time the institution has staged an event at its Greenford campus. Previous events have been held at GSM London’s Greenwich site. It is also the first time that schoolchildren and college students will be able to attend.

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