University and further education students have received information, help and advice on potential careers in science and engineering.
Staffordshire University School of Sciences and School of Engineering, Stoke on Trent College and City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form came together for a careers event at the UniQ Science Centre, Leek Road, Stoke.
Recruitment staff from Brampton Recruitment attended the event (on Wednesday, 6 November) to speak to students about the job market and the different types of engineering roles their clients have to offer.
Claire Leigh, Managing Director at Brampton Recruitment, said that there was a growing pool of jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – known collectively as the STEM sector – becoming available for graduate entrants.
A recent study by Staffordshire University concluded that the STEM sector will account for almost a quarter of all new jobs in the UK by 2017.
speak to one of the consultants regarding the types of roles available.
“Brampton Recruitment is committed to helping the student community and we were delighted to be able to attend the careers event,” said Claire.
“We worked with the university in the summer, putting on seminars for the fast track students on employability, CV and interview advice to assist them with their job searches.
“Engineering and associated jobs is a growth area and offers graduates the opportunity to build a long term career. The STEM sector also offers good starting salaries and genuine career progression as indicated in the recent Centre for Economics and Business Research study carried-out by researchers at Staffordshire University.”
The study also revealed t hat salary growth in the STEM sector was mainly focused on more junior roles, offering good opportunities for students who may have been saddled with Student Loan debts.
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Notes to Editors:
- Brampton Recruitment is one of the area’s leading independent recruitment agencies and specialises in recruitment within the commercial sector in Staffordshire, the Midlands and across the North West.
- The team helps place individuals in temporary, contract and permanent positions with employers from major multi-national companies to small independent firms.
- Brampton was founded by Claire Leigh in 2006.
- The company is based at Queens Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
Link to Staffordshire University STEM research – http://www.staffs.ac.uk/news/stem-graduates-to-benefit-from-higher-pay-and-better-job-prospects-tcm4252951.jsp