A host of employers from across Sussex and Hampshire came together last week to meet Chichester College students.
From Sussex Police and Western Sussex NHS Hospital Trust to Amberley Museum, Gi Group and Vitacress, more than 11 companies and organisations were on hand to talk about job opportunities and to inspire students as they start looking to the future.
They were invited to be part of a special STEM careers event, which organised by the college's Enterprise Society to give the college's science, technology, engineering and maths students a flavour of the different types of career paths that are on offer to them.
Andy Chater, Head of Learning for STEM at Chichester College, said: "This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to take the next steps towards their futures.
"We have a solid commitment to ensuring our students leave the college with the qualifications, skills and experiences they need to help them find employment.
"And this event has helped many of them make connections with employers and see for themselves what they could achieve.
"It's given them an opportunity to meet a whole range of people, with different backgrounds and career paths, enabling them to not only talk to people working in their chosen field as well as show them some other avenues that they may not have considered.
"There are so many opportunities out there for them and we hope this has opened their eyes and inspired them.
“We must also thank the employers who generously gave their time to support the event and inspire our learners.”
Shirley Holmes, Senior HR Advisor at Sussex Police, was among those employers at the event. She said: "Sussex Police are pleased to be supporting the STEM career event.
"It is valuable for us to engage with students and give a positive promotion of our future recruitment and career prospects."
Any employer who would like to take part in the next STEM Careers event at Chichester College can contact Lianne Grogan at: email@example.com