College gears up for annual careers event

North East Scotland College is preparing for its annual careers showcase next month.

It will be held in the Fraserburgh campus on Thursday, February 5.

The free event, from 6-8pm, attracts up to 1000 visitors, many from the Ellon area.

It will include representatives from oil and gas, engineering, manufacturing, construction and the maritime industries.

The showcase is aimed at school pupils, college students and individuals who are evaluating career paths.

Visitors are invited to come along and find out about employment opportunities, modern apprenticeships and education routes and courses.

Paul Sherrington, North East Scotland College depute principal, said: “This is an ideal opportunity for North-east companies to meet and share their dynamic recruitment needs with the emerging talent coming from schools, colleges and the workforce in the area.

“This event is growing in popularity with more than 800 visitors attending last year.”

Exhibitors attending the event so far include: Amec Foster Wheeler, Army, Barratt North Scotland, CITB, Clyde Marine Training, Deeside Crewing Services, EnerMech, Fisher Offshore, Fugro Subsea Services, Gray & Adams, Genesis Personnel, Hiretech Limited, Johnson Carmichael, Morrison Construction, Motive Offshore Services Limited, Petrofac Training Services, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Scotia Homes Limited; Score Group plc, Schlumberger, Scottish Maritime Academy, Sparrows Offshore Services Limited; Stewart Milne Group and Sulzer Wood Ltd.