Brixton Careers Fair at South Bank UTC

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Brixton Careers Fair on Friday (1 July) at South Bank UTC on Brixton Hill will be an opportunity to inspire and motivate years 10, 11, 12 and 13 students who want to explore their careers and post-school education.

More than 50 companies and universities will be there.

South Bank UTC said that, after pandemic, the employment and education gap for people from disadvantaged backgrounds is more significant than ever.

“Currently, 87% of our students are from ethnic minorities and 55% are classified as disadvantaged which represents our local community,” ther college said.

“We understand that, to reduce barriers to social mobility, good quality education is not enough; we must also increase student engagement with employer projects, providing access to mentoring and career guidance for higher education, apprenticeships and other employment options.

“Employers and businesses are key and we are providing opportunities for employers and businesses to support their pledge for action on social mobility.

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Companies to be represented include Thales, Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Transport for London, and Neptune Energy.

Several NHS organisations will be there, as will South Eastern railways.

Many universities and other higher education institutions will be represented.

For details, visit the fair website