FSB took part in the 2017 Wealden Careers Fair at the East Sussex National Golf Hotel, this October. Most of the local schools attended and students were greeted by digital entrepreneur Brandon Ralph of Go Creative (pictured with Wealden District Council’s Sarah King, who organised the Fair).
The regular annual event aims to bring students together with employers and colleges to help them make the right career choice upon leaving full time education.
Choices could include embarking upon a Degree or College training course, undertaking an apprenticeship or securing a job.
“In order for young people to make the right choice, it is important they get good information from the wider world of work.” said Martin Searle, Development Manager, who attended the Fair for FSB. A range of stands representing Universities, Colleges and employers were on hand to provide students with just that.
“Our objective today is to chat to as many young people as we can about the importance of job related skills to their future. Employability will take them a long way once they leave school.” said Martin Searle. Employability includes skill in teamwork, customer communication and business related IT, Maths and English. Punctuality and a consistent positive attitude are also essential.
In addition, FSB put the idea in many students’ minds that one day they may want to run their own business.
Pat Rodohan, FSB Membership Adviser, who accompanied Martin Searle at the show, said: “Being your own boss is both challenging and rewarding and in a changing world of work, many more people are turning to run their own businesses, sometimes alongside paid employment.”
FSB’s Business Creation support package provides just what is needed to make the right start including free business advice, a guide book and a range of on-line resources.