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WestKing Students attend Employability Festival at In House Pro Bono Day

A group of A Level and Business students meet expert volunteers from marketing, technology, finance and law professions at an event designed to build confidence and boost employability.

A group of 40 Students from Westminster Kingsway College (WestKing) took part in an Employability Festival as part of In House Pro Bono Day at The Law Society on 24 April. In House Pro Bono Day is an event organised by In House Pro Bono Group to support people looking to secure meaningful employment.

WestKing Students attend Employability Festival at In House Pro Bono Day

Volunteers from international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP joined professional services firms including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Bloomberg to volunteer their knowledge and experience. The event brought together lawyers and experts from the fields of marketing, technology and finance.

The WestKing students who attended the event are studying a range of A Level Courses, including Economics, Business Studies and Politics, and Business Enterprise and Innovation – Level 3 Extended Diploma. Also at the event were clients from Dress for Success and Suited and Booted who came to learn from experienced professionals, build their employability skills and increase their confidence.

WestKing Students attend Employability Festival at In House Pro Bono Day

During the Employability Festival, students took part in a speed networking session and connected with business professionals from a variety of industries. They were able to learn more about different professions and ask questions about career paths and professional roles.

The next session was a CV workshop, where students had the opportunity to draw on the expertise of a volunteer from one of the companies and look at ways to strengthen their CVs. This was followed by mock interviews, where volunteers used the students’ CVs as a guide and asked a variety of competency-based and strength-based questions. These personalised simulated interviews gave students the chance to role-play an interview and develop their responses. The Employability Festival concluded with a wider group discussion where attendees reflected on their experiences.

WestKing Students attend Employability Festival at In House Pro Bono Day

Amna Akhtar, a Year 12 A Level student, said: “Entering The Law Society was a dive into a trove of wisdom and possibility, each interaction a stroke toward crafting both my corporate and legal journey.”

Jennifer Oteng, Employability and Events Coordinator at WestKing said: “The students were really engaged in all the activities and networked with the professionals which was great to see. It was insightful and highlighted the significance of professionals engaging in events like this with students, to share their knowledge and expertise and leave the students feeling inspired”

Capital City College Group (CCCG) is committed to supporting students in finding meaningful employment. We do this by providing access to events such as In House Pro Bono Day, offering exceptional Career Support and Work Experience opportunities and maintaining and continuously developing our Employer Partnerships.

Whether you’re looking to take A Levels, study Business or start an Apprenticeship, we have an excellent range of courses for learners of all levels. Apply today and see how our courses could benefit you.

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