Local employers visit Cardiff and Vale College to recruit the next generation of talent
17 employers from the hair, beauty, spa and complementary therapies industry in South Wales have paid students at Cardiff and Vale College a visit in a bid to recruit the next generation of talent.
Held at the College’s brand new commercial salon and spa, part of the £45m City Centre Campus launched earlier this year, current students benefitted from the opportunity to network with potential employers and gain valuable input and advice from industry experts Richard Robinson from international brand Goldwell and Mark Corey from Cardiff salon Corey & Co.
Ceri Evans, Head of Hair, Beauty, Spa and Complementary Therapies at Cardiff and Vale College, said;
“It’s so important for our students to experience the world of work whilst they train; not only to ensure that they’re able to transfer their skills as soon as they complete their course but also to give them better opportunities for employment.
“Welcoming employers from across the region to UrbaSpa, our brand new facility in the city centre, gave employers the opportunity to tap into a pool of talent in order to meet their current and future recruitment needs and gave our students those vital introductions to help them gain work placements and employment both during and after their course.”
Richard Robinson, Sales and Business Consultant at Goldwell, said;
“I was delighted to have the opportunity to inspire the students at Cardiff and Vale College. It was so pleasing to see how passionate the College and its staff are about supporting their learners through the whole journey from the start of their course through to employment.
Laura Phillips, 22, is studying Beauty and Spa Therapy Level 3, and said;
“I thought the event was really informative and I was able to make some great connections. I have a much better understanding of what employers are looking for.”
The event was supported by the College’s #BEPIC team; an initiative that equips students with the knowledge and skills to increase their employability through enterprise and enrichment opportunities that develop inventiveness, creativity and business confidence.