Virtual Careers Fair

This Welwyn Hatfield Virtual Careers Fair event brings students into contact with employers with the overall aim of:

  • Helping young people gain meaningful encounters with employers. 
  • Teaching young people about a variety of local jobs and industries. 
  • Enabling teachers and school staff to interact and network with employers.

In October 2019 the Council in partnership with Roche hosted a Careers Fair for the 6 mainstream and 2 special Welwyn and Hatfield schools. Over 800 students attended and 30 employers exhibited. Due to the current climate, we are holding a Virtual Careers Fair for the students so they do not miss out on the value of linking in with local businesses. 

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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council based in Welwyn Garden City employs over 500 staff, we are one of 10 district councils based in Hertfordshire.  We are responsible for a range of vital services for people and businesses including: Rubbish collection, Recycling, Council Tax collections, Housing, Planning applications, Business support, Licensing and Pest Control.

As a local council we are made up of councillors who are elected by the public in local elections.  Councillors work with local people and partners, such as local businesses and other organisations, to agree and deliver on local priorities.  The decisions are implemented by permanent council staff, council officers, who deliver services on a daily basis.

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At PayPoint, we’re all about convenience.  Through our network of 47,000 stores across UK and Romania, we make life easier for everyone through retail technology, services and Omni-channel payments solutions serving millions of customers every day.

Our mission is to lead the market in the provision of products to consumer service companies and retailers.  We do this by living our six values.  They guide our behaviour and interactions with all of our customers.

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We have been committed to improving lives since the company was founded in 1896 in Basel, Switzerland. Today, Roche creates innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help millions of patients globally. Roche was one of the first companies to bring targeted treatments to patients. With our combined strength in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we are better equipped than any other company to further drive personalised healthcare. Two-thirds of our Research and Development projects are being developed with companion diagnostics. We are the world’s number 1 in biotech with 17 biopharmaceuticals on the market. Over half of the compounds

in our product pipeline are biopharmaceuticals, enabling us to deliver better-targeted therapies. We have been at the forefront of cancer research and treatment for over 50 years, with medicines for breast, skin, colon, ovarian, lung and numerous other cancers. We offer doctors profound information to guide treatments and to answer more patients’ questions than any other company. And our tests enable hospitals and labs to deliver that information quickly and reliably. 

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Royal Veterinary College

The Royal Veterinary College is the largest and longest-established vet school in the English-speaking world and is a college of the University of London.

The College offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, and biological sciences; and CPD programmes in veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing.

RVC produces world-class research and provides support for the veterinary profession through its referral hospitals, including the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Europe’s largest small animal hospital.

As one of the world’s leading specialist veterinary and biological science research institutions, the RVC brings together talented individuals; all of whom share a passion for human and animal health and welfare.

  • Veterinary medicine courses are accredited by AVMA, EAEVE, RCVS and AVBC, veterinary nursing courses are accredited by ACOVENE and RCVS, and biological sciences courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
  • The College provides support for veterinary and related professions through our three referral hospitals, including the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Europe’s largest small animal referral hospital.

Our programmes are of international appeal and attract students who go on to become practicing veterinarians, research scientists, veterinary nurses and leaders in industry and government.

The College owns and manages the London BioScience Innovation Centre; which was London’s first centre for early stage life science companies. This puts the College at the heart of biotechnology and other biomedical research in London and opens doors for research collaboration. 

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Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, infrastructure powers possibilities to help people and communities thrive.

Across the globe, our clients in the public and private sectors count on us to take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we partner with our clients to build legacies for generations to come.

We are the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We’re planners, designers, engineers, consultants and construction managers driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Imagine it. Delivered. 

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Hertfordshire and West Essex Health and Care Academy

The Academy is a collaboration of health and care organisations across Hertfordshire and west Essex, working together to develop a workforce that delivers the best possible care for our community.

Through the Academy, we want to attract young people into a career in health and care, support the development of existing staff, and create the next generation of leaders.

Our work includes:

  • making it easier to find information and resources on careers in health and care
  • a dedicated schools and college engagement programme to improve awareness of the variety of career options, with a coordinated and consistent work experience offer across the area
  • targeted promotion of different roles, job opportunities, registered education courses, apprenticeships and other career pathways
  • ‘Career Passports’ so existing staff can move across the sector with greater focus on integration and joined-up working
  • a shared hub for staff wellbeing, training and opportunities across all organisations
  • resources, networks and development opportunities to build an inclusive and compassionate leadership culture


Have you ever ordered a Domino’s pizza on the app? Awesome setting? We know! Because we have created the app for Domino’s! We also provide WLAN service at John Lewis department stores, looking after the IT on planes when you go on holiday and when Channel 4’s love island should be delayed.. that maybe would be our fault because we are looking after their IT…. Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, enabling users and their business in a digital world. We advise organizations on IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology, optimize its performance, and manage our customers’ infrastructures.

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Fire Service

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue provides a 24 hour emergency response service for fires, road traffic collisions and other serious incidents. We deliver a wide range of prevention and protection activities aimed at reducing fires and other incidents, including the enforcement of Fire Safety legislation. We currently employ around 800 operational staff, and 100 non-uniformed support staff based across the county at a number of locations including 29 fire stations, a training and development centre and our Service Headquarters in Hertford

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Lease of Life Home Care Ltd

We are Lease of Life Home Care Ltd.  We work in the community supporting people who are living with physical and or mental or emotional disability.  We visit throughout the day morning, lunch, afternoon and evening.  In some situations, we stay overnight.  We support people with all their personal care, domestic duties and generally anything that supports them to live independently at home.  Lease of Life Home Care is over 15 years old and is well established.  We are not a franchise we are an independent family run business whose main aim is to keep families together and provide an excellent service.

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Morgan Sindall Construction

We are Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. We deliver public and private sector projects of all sizes.

We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves, by providing expertise across a broad range of market sectors. We also collaborate with our sister companies within Morgan Sindall Group to maximise our offering to customers.

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the life of an award-winning operations director


As a leading retailer, with 450,000 colleagues, we serve millions of customers every week, in our stores and online.

Our business was built with one simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn’t changed. 

Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it’s our job to deliver this in the right way for them. 

That’s why ‘Serving shoppers a little better every day’ is our core purpose. As a business, serving customers is at the heart of everything we do – from colleagues in our stores to those of us in supporting roles. 

In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it’s our goal to make sure that every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

Tewinbury Farm

Originally a dairy farm, Tewin Bury has been home to the Williams family, and a herd of 50 dairy cows, since 1931.

The land continues to be farmed and is still owned and worked by members of the Williams family. But many of the original buildings have been incorporated in what is now Tewin Bury Farm Hotel. A record of the remarkable heritage of Tewin Bury Farm and a visual history of its transformation can be clearly seen in the gallery of ‘now’ and ‘then’ photographs displayed on the walls of the Williams Bar & Restaurant.

It was 1980 when, looking at ways to diversify the business, the family sold the dairy herd to purchase some neighbouring farm land. A new Farm Shop was opened to sell their potatoes and other local produce and – as an experiment – four rooms in the family home were advertised as guest rooms available for visitors. The demand for rooms grew, more renovation work took place and Tewin Bury Farm Hotel was born.

As the number of guests increased the need for an on-site restaurant (rather than the farm kitchen) became obvious – and a decision was made to convert the old chicken shed into what is now the very active Williams Bar & Restaurant. This proved a huge success and provided the impetus for the family to restore and convert many of the other 17th century farm buildings into the high-specification facilities that exist today.

Tewin Bury Farm Hotel is now a popular and thriving independent hotel with 4 AA stars and an excellent reputation as a venue for weddings, ceremonies, family celebrations, conferences and meetings. But the working farm remains and the Williams brothers can often be seen managing the grounds, or driving their tractor across the yard!

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