University hosts successful work experience event in Crewe
Over 150 students and young people attended a networking event at the Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire Campus on Thursday 29th September.
Councillor Marilyn Houston, Mayor of Crewe, meets with employers and students. Photograph taken by Nic Cooper.
The event brought together more than a dozen local businesses and organisations to help students gain advice, arrange work experience and placements and increase their employability.
Associate Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Linda Reichenfeld, said: “Work experience has become increasingly important to our undergraduates, who recognise the value of adding professional practice to their subject studies.
“We encourage students to secure their own placement by holding events such as Get Experience, since this develops important negotiation and communication skills and provides students with a sense of achievement: they feel as if they have ‘got the job’ themselves, rather than being placed in a work experience setting by their tutors!”
The event was also host to the Manchester Met’s Volunteering Awards, which were presented by Councillor Marilyn Houston, Mayor of Crewe, who remarked: “it was fantastic to see so many students engage with the wide variety of organisations and businesses in Crewe. Work experience is an extremely valuable addition to anyone’s CV and the Town Council is delighted to be able to support the university and its students access every opportunity they can.”
Another free employment event, The Cheshire Employer Café & Forum, is scheduled Wednesday 5th October, 1:00 – 5:30pm at the Cheshire Campus in Crewe; Student Zone.