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GSM London works to boost local partnerships

12/12/2017

Business degree provider GSM London is launching its first-ever careers fair in Greenford next month which aims to encourage local students to explore their future job options and network with potential employers.

The Community Careers Fair will be staged on Wednesday 8th November from 1pm - 4pm, and aims to connect GSM London undergraduates, alumni, and students from local schools and colleges with employers, training providers, and apprenticeship brokers.

“Employers are keen to diverse 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, said. “Apprenticeships have become mainstream options for many students, particularly given the wide variety of business-related apprenticeships.” 

Businesses set to exhibit at the Fair include computer technology company Dell, logistics business Wincanton (with Sainsbury’s) and the Chartered 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 and 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 attending.

Notes to editors:

GSM London (formerly the Greenwich School of Management) is a distinctive higher education provider that has been delivering degree-level education for over 40 years. We have campuses in Greenwich and Greenford and a study centre at London Bridge. Our partnership with Plymouth University means that our students receive a final qualification/degree awarded by one of the UK’s top modern universities. We currently have around 7,000 students studying for a range of business-related degrees.