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Get advice on your next steps for a career in care and early years

13 March 2015

Gloucestershire College is opening its doors to current and prospective students interested in studying Health and Social Care and Early Years during the annual Next Steps Jobs Fair, which takes place at Gloucester Campus on Friday 27 March.

Whether you are looking to take the next step in your career in these growing industries, or are simply interested in finding out more about course options, there will be plenty of help and advice available from the College and a host of local employers and organisations, between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

The College itself will be hosting three workshops on How to Use Your Skills to Boost Your Income; its Beauty Team will give top tips on how to present yourself in interviews; and the Advice and Guidance Team will be on hand to answer any questions too.

While Natwest delivers a talk entitled Money Management; the National Day Nurseries Association delivers one on How to Secure that Job and Conduct Yourself in Interviews; and Class People recruitment agency presents Interview Skills. Other confirmed exhibitors include UCAS, the Brandon Trust charity, National Star College and Barnardo’s children’s charity.

The University of Gloucestershire, Cardiff University, the University of Worcester and Birmingham City University will all be present to offer current students information on how to progress on to higher education, as well as answer any questions.

Plus, there’s the chance to find out about apprenticeship and traineeship routes into the Health and Social Care and Early Years sectors too.

Head of School for Health and Social Care, Heather Ridgway, said: “We are really excited to have so many employers, recruitment agencies and organisations involved in the Next Steps Jobs Fair. It will give students a real experience and some of them will even get a job offer as a result. It’s also a great opportunity for students to find out more about university.

“Of course, many students will want to progress on to another course with Gloucestershire College, but if they are ready for employment, the Next Steps Jobs Fair will really help them.”

For more information about the Next Steps Jobs Fair email We look forward to seeing you there – drop in to the Atrium any time between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Find out more about Health and Social Care and Early Years courses at Gloucestershire College by watching GC The Movie at or calling Student Services on 0345 155 2020.

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