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Coleg Gwent hosts series of Care Careers Fairs

Coleg Gwent hosts series of Care Careers Fairs



Coleg Gwent will shortly be hosting a series of Care Careers Fairs, in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and My Care My Home.

The next event will be held at the Pontypool Campus between 10am-3pm, on Monday 5th February, followed by the Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone on Thursday 8th February, with the last event being held at the City of Newport Campus on Wednesday 14th February.

The exhibitors will include staff from Coleg Gwent’s School of Care, who will be on hand to help anyone interested in courses relating to health sector careers, including Physiotherapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social and support work, Healthcare Assistant roles and Medicine.

These events will also give students and the local community the chance to find out about job opportunities, and paid placements with local employers. The Pontypool Care Careers Fair will host over 20 exhibitors, including Aneurin Bevan Health Board, My Care My Home, Allied Healthcare, Q Care and Inspire among others.

Maria Johnson, Head of Art and Care at Pontypool Campus said: “The Crosskeys Care Fair event was very well attended, and we hope to attract a lot of people to the event at Pontypool. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about health sector related courses, and to meet employers offering paid placements and jobs. The healthcare sector is currently in a period of growth, and with more and more roles being created, now is an excellent time to consider a job in this industry.”

Sian Hughes, Head of Learner Services at Pontypool Campus said: “Coleg Gwent’s Care Careers Fairs offer a fantastic insight into the sector. The School of Care offers many different pathways for someone thinking about a career in healthcare. Students can choose from a range of courses in Health and Social Care, Childcare, Community Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Applied Science, as well as A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Health and Social Care, and Psychology. These qualifications will give students the opportunity to progress on to further or higher education courses, and improves their employment prospects.”

To find our more, please visit: http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/carefairs 

To find out more about Coleg Gwent's Health and Care courses, please visit: http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/care

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