Date Published: 05-07-2018

Cooper Lomaz Recruitment is proud to partner with the University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) based in Norwich, the very heart of Norfolk. This week the company was delighted to attend this year’s, ‘Get Ready for Work Day’, which took place on July 3rd.

The UTCN is a technical school dedicated to students between the ages of 14 – 19 years old.  They provide education to students with a specific interest in science, technology, engineering, maths and computing areas (STEM). The curriculum is designed to ensure students get a varied education including a wider range of engineering subjects.

With advancements in technology, the breadth of STEM skills is growing fast, but the UK lacks professionals with the skills for the jobs available. This is why there is a need to balance technical and transferable skills when writing a CV. Knowing how to give your CV the edge can make the difference in getting their foot through the door and taking that step onto the career ladder.

Only last year, Sir James Dyson, educated at Gresham’s, here in Norfolk, said that “the UK will need another one million engineers with skills in software, hardware and electronics by 2020, and that the industry needed to ‘tackle head-on the dearth of skilled engineers in the UK’. Despite this competition is still high, so making sure your engineering CV is up to scratch and contains more than just your technical skills, is vital if you are looking to secure a position in industry”.

Making your CV stand out can be a daunting task. So, with this at the forefront of young peoples’ minds, Cooper Lomaz Recruitment were on hand at this year’s event, hosting the, ‘How to create an effective CV’ workshop.

Led by our experienced Senior IT Principle Consultant, David-Sheldon Smille, alongside Engineering Consultant, Andy Watson, the duo directed six inspiring sessions during the day.
The sessions were attended by over 100 Year 10 and 12 students covering the essential elements in a CV including:

  • How to create a winning CV
  • What skills potential employers look for
  • Style , structure and language
  • Optimum level of detail
  • The importance of sales and work experience

On reflection of the day Andy Watson said ‘Having attended previous UTCN events before, I feel the advice and guidance Cooper Lomaz can provide to these students at this early stage in their careers will benefit them greatly when it comes to making their first steps out into the working world’.

Providing industry expert insight and CV advice, allows students to gain feedback in providing the right steps to write that killer CV to get that so important interview.

If you want to obtain more advice for a career in the Engineering or Technology sector, please contact a member of our team.