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Virtual world careers festival helps companies link up with future recruits

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A virtual careers festival has helped put Warrington based water firm, United Utilities, in touch with its future intake of apprentices and graduates.

The Warrington-based company was one of 50 firms to take part in the online careers event held from 18 to 22 May 2020 and organised by Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership and Learn Live.
Along with help writing CV’s, developing interview skills and deciding on the right career path, the event showcased a number of employment and further education opportunities for local students.
The Paving the Way Festival, for Years 10-13, was developed with the aim of helping students explore and understand a wide variety of jobs and careers.
Participants joined live sessions providing top tips for successful university applications and learned what it means to become an apprentice, all from the comfort and safety of their own home.

United Utilities shared digital content showcasing the training and employment opportunities it offers to encourage students to consider pursuing an apprenticeship or graduate scheme.
Katie Moffatt, from United Utilities, said: “We’re committed to supporting our local communities and recognise that in these challenging times it’s more important than ever to stay connected to our future generation of recruits.
“Like many industry sectors we need to invest in new talent to make sure we have the skills and leaders we need for the future,” she added.
Participants had access to a Festival Guide which included links to employers and their websites and were given the opportunity to speak to employer representatives in a specially set-up chat room.

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