The River Thames outside DLD College London

National Careers Week at DLD

10th March 23

DLD College London, has been a veritable hive of activity during National Careers Week (NCW) with our e-HUB transformed into a Careers HUB (c-HUB). Students have had access to a wide range of resources, both in print as well as digital. Video footage showing degree apprenticeship programmes at companies such as Amazon or information and interviews about careers in art, film and the creative services. Students were also provided with a wide range of information about different careers, including science, business and economics. University materials, including information about the latest degree apprenticeships was also made available, highlighting the option to both work and study concurrently.

We were also pleased to host the global asset management firm, Schroders. They manage £735 billion of wealth and investments and presented a number of their recruitment programmes to our students, including traineeships, apprenticeships as well as graduate programmes.

We were equally delighted to welcome Sulie Siddique from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to DLD College to discuss how he is balancing working in Vehicle Cyber Security while studying for his apprenticeship degree at Warwick University (Russell Group). This gave our students valuable insights into the options for blending work and study.

Paul Schoonenberg, Head of Careers at DLD College, London said:

“The range of activities and resources on offer during National Careers Week provided DLD students with valuable ideas to engage with their future careers. Having world class firms such as Schroders and Jaguar Land Rover speaking to our students demonstrates how important early careers positioning is becoming and how students can get ahead by thinking about their career early. We look forward to providing further opportunities for DLD students to prepare themselves for the employment markets of the future”.

National Careers Week (NCW) is a one-week celebration of careers guidance and resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support students develop awareness and excitement about their future pathways.

Paul Schoonenberg, Head of Careers