Volunteering and work experience fair proves popular

Active Stirling staff and FVC students

Volunteering and work experience fair proves popular

Care, Health and Sport students flocked to the main hall in the Falkirk Campus today (Thursday 21 September) for their annual Sport and fitness Volunteering and Work Experience Fair.

Around 14 potential employers hosted stands to give more than 200 students advice on how they can volunteer and just what they would be looking for from students when they graduate.

Those who attended included: Galaxy Sports, The Tone Zone Grangemouth, Active Stirling, Box Soccer, Stenhousemuir FC, Larbert High/The Tryst Community Sports Club , Cricket Scotland, Forth Valley Disability Sport, Stirling Netball Club, Youth Football Scotland/Challenger Sports, Dollar Nursery, The Colour of our Scarves project and Phoenix Fitness. A number of other organisations including - Bannatyne’s Falkirk, Scottish Rugby Union, Falkirk Community Trust – have agreed to come in to deliver presentations to the students in the coming weeks.

Chris Horne, Curriculum Manager in FVC’s Department of Care, Health and Sport, said:

“The purpose of the event is to enable our students to network with potential local employers and find out what volunteering opportunities are available within Forth Valley region and apply these into the practical elements of their studies.

“It also allows the students to experience current industry sector practice first hand and gives them the opportunity to show potential employers what they are capable of. It’s also no coincidence that the majority of the employer representatives that attended are ex-students of FVC.  It has definitely been worthwhile and the response we have had from the employers who attended has been really positive.”

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