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Royal Corps Training Dog
Royal Corps Training Dog

On 25th May, the healthcare and animal science departments at Nottingham College held their first careers event. The event featured a number of employers, including the PDSA and the Royal Army Corp, as well as workshops on a variety of topics.

One of the highlights of the event was a demonstration by the Royal Army Corp on working with dogs in the army. They brought in an explosive detection dog named Millie, a little springer spaniel, who found two gun cartridges that had been planted. The demonstration was fascinating and highlighted the important work that these dogs do.

The PDSA also had a stand at the event, where they spoke to students about different career options and the work that their organisation does. 

Stonebridge City Farm ran a workshop on creating and providing enrichment for rabbits and guinea pigs, and also brought in two of their giant rabbits to speak about correct rabbit care.

I think it’s really important for students to understand the range of opportunities available to them, and events like this are a great way to do that. We are hoping to run another event in the new academic year with more employers. 

The event organiser — Jayne Barrell

In addition to the employer stands and workshops, Nottingham College staff ran several workshops on using technology in modern-day animal care, the role of a nurse practitioner, and psychology in healthcare.

The Nottingham College careers team was also present at the event to talk about CV building and interview techniques, and Alasdair Miller, the Learning Technology Coach, was on hand to help with any technology questions for both students and staff.

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  • 5th June 2023 (3:26 PM)
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