Another Successful Careers Week

College News

Monday 4 February saw the start of our annual Careers Week, where we welcomed higher education institutions, apprenticeship providers and employers into college to inform and inspire our students about where they could move onto once they finish their studies at Itchen.

The week was packed with guest speakers and workshops, as well as a careers fair set up every afternoon in the College Centre, full of universities, apprenticeship providers, employers and more. Students had the opportunity to speak to professionals across a vast variety of subjects, letting them explore the different career paths and opportunities available to them.

Highlights of the week included a visit from the UK Border Force, who brought along Charlie, a working border force dog, and a visit from D@rwin Dance Company and Blue Apple Theatre.

Charlie the dog demonstrated his remarkable ability to sniff items out, showing the students how he finds illegal items by instantly finding something the Officer had hidden in a willing volunteer’s backpack.

D@rwin Dance Company and Blue Apple Theatre worked with a group of our dance students to create a dance theatre piece inspired by the work of the two companies. They also performed some of their own pieces, to show our students exactly how they can progress their dance and theatre training in their communities whilst also studying at university. D@rwin is made up of dance students from the University of Winchester, who work with the Blue Apple Theatre, an ambitious creative company that supports performers with learning disabilities.

Thank you to all of the companies and institutions that took the time to visit and work with our students, and we hope that our students found the week as interesting and helpful as we did.