Made Futures: Registration Opens for Virtual Careers Event


College News and Communications
Thursday, 11 March 2021 11:10

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Later this month South & City College Birmingham will be exhibiting at Made Futures 2021 – a week-long careers festival run by the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands.

If you’re considering a career in manufacturing or are looking to find new work in a rewarding industry, this free virtual event – which takes place 22-26 March – will give you the chance to:

-        attend keynote speeches from industry leaders

-        take part in career speed-networking

-        attend careers panel discussions on employability and the future of work

-        find out more about training providers and courses in the Skills Hall

-        browse 100+ manufacturing exhibitors

-        receive a goodie bag delivered to your door before the event

-        explore potential job opportunities with employers

We’ll be hosting a virtual exhibition stand in the Skills Hall, where you can find out more about training opportunities and courses that can help you upskill your manufacturing sector career or pick up new skills. Free registation is open now.

The event will also offer you the chance to attend careers panels and talks about employability in the industry. South & City's Head of Employer Engagement, Rebecca Waterfield, will take part in the Meet Britain’s Makers panel on the 22 March, while Chris Hayden, our Business Consultant, will speak at the Student & Graduate Employability Masterclass on 23 March.

Speaking ahead of the event, Rebecca said: "Research has shown that skills and talent pipeline are one of the biggest barriers to growth within the manufacturing industry and, although things have been hard and companies are still adapting to new ways of working given the current pandemic, it is fantastic to see such a surge in interest in careers in this sector, both at South & City College Birmingham and beyond." She continued, "This year we have had nearly 300 candidates start on engineering manufacturing qualifications. Through partnership working with employers, we are confident that they will have access to the right talent to meet their business needs as we come through the pandemic and into a brighter future."

Interested in a career in manufacturing? Register for your free ticket.