London Metropolitan University hosted its annual Fast Forward Festival, organising careers and employability events to support students in developing a broader range of skills
Date: 4 December 2018
Students were able interact with a number of successful businesses and organisations throughout the Festival in November, which took place in all Schools.
The goal of the Festival is to support and guide its students into the world of work, making them ready to apply and obtain high skill and high impact graduate jobs.
Students and recent graduates found a diverse range of informative events, such as seminars and panel discussions from industry professionals, matchmaking between employers and new recruits, careers and CV advice, and a host of other activities, alongside food and entertainment.
The organisations present during the festival ranged from Jamie Oliver Ltd and their production team, to Virgin Atlantic Cargo, who have students insight into the airline industry.
Sean Moxhay, Head of Production at Jamie Oliver Productions Ltd, said: "I’m delighted to be involved in the Fast Forward Festival on behalf of Jamie Oliver Productions. It is a great opportunity for the students to learn about what opportunities there are in the world of Production and the various routes there are in getting there.
“At Jamie Oliver, we want to create a genuinely inclusive workplace, where we embrace the differences of all our colleagues and celebrate diversity. The Fast Forward Festival seems a perfect way for us to reach a broad range of students directly, and hopefully finding some stars of the future."
Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown, Pro Vice Chancellor for Employment Outcomes at London Met, said: “I am delighted to see our Fast Forward Festival launch for the second year. It’s a great example of the University’s investment in its students and their post-graduate careers. Helping our students develop the skills and confidence they need to build their futures is a fundamental part of our University's approach to transformative education.
“The festival is also a celebration of our strong external links that help to ensure our students make a significant contribution to the local economy and community.”
To get a glimpse into what students can expect for next year’s Fast Forward Festival, have a look at the past events that took place.