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What it’s all about…

At CareersFest you’ll experience what it’s like to be a student at Cornwall College for a day. You’ll meet our expert teaching team, visit our amazing sites and try out some of the equipment and facilities you’ll use when you come here. You’ll also be able to spend the day with some of the students you might be studying alongside, so you’ll have familiar faces when you start in September.

Oh, and at lunchtime you can take part in our mini festival with a live DJ, games, free food and the chance to WIN a laptop!

There will also be the chance to see some of the amazing opportunities at our specialist land-based campus at Duchy College and Cornwall College Newquay.

Other stuff you need to know 👇

🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏼 What to wear – Other than some experiences that require certain clothing (in the details below), let your individuality shine and wear what you like! No school uniform required.

🥡 Food – Lunch is on us (who doesn’t love a free meal!) Just let your teacher know any dietary requirements when making your experience choices & leave the rest to our award-winning chefs!

🚌 Transport – Your school will arrange transport to and from the campus.

What you need to do…

Simply fill in the form on your CareersFest Guide and hand it back to your teacher. You need to pick one experience for the morning, and one for the afternoon.

By now, you should have used the guide to get you a little closer to the right experience for you – but there is more information on each of them below, just tap on the ones that caught your eye to find out what you’ll do on the day.

Tap the experience names below for more info

If you’re still stuck, why not use our randomiser to get some suggestions?

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Hairdressing & Barbering 💇 

What will you do? 

Get handson practical experience in one of our dedicated, fully-functioning salons 💈 

You’ll experience sectioning techniques, foiling, perming, pin curling, setting, and plaiting 💇 

You’ll also take part in an extension task using electrical equipment to create a hairup style.  

What do you need to bring? 

Wearing closed in shoes preferably black. 

Beauty Therapy 💆🏼 

What will you do? 

Get hands-on practical experience in one of our dedicated, fully-functioning beauty salons 💆🏼 

You will learn the importance of having a good skincare routine and how this is the foundation of having a fabulous make up look.

You will be able to identify the different skin conditions and skin types whilst getting hands on and creative with different makeup looks including special effects. 

What do you need to bring? 

Hair must be tied up and no jewellery to be worn.

Nail care 💅 

What will you do? 

Got a flare for nail care? 💅  

At this session, you will get to experience the wonders of making and using your own signature bespoke hand scrubs.  

You will discover the wonders of exfoliation on your hands and nails, by making your own bespoke signature hand exfoliants which you can recreate at home for your family. 

What do you need to bring? 

Natural nails without enhancements or polish. Hair up and no jewellery 

Games Design 🎮

What will you do?  

If you love playing computer games and want a career in one of the fastest growing and dynamic sectors in the creative industries, then this experience is for you! 

You’ll explore the games design process, including how to animate a character, create a level and implement code 🔥

We’ll also show you how a game ends up as an app on your mobile 📱

Learn how to draw and map and plan the layout ready to be created in the game engine. Then use this map to build your basic level, adding textures and 3D meshes to create your own environment. 

Our passionate team will be on hand to answer your questions, talk about your favourite games with and share their knowledge of creating a video game through practical environment building using 3D development software. 

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊  

Business 🕴️

What will you do?

Fancy becoming the next Lord Sugar?
Ever t
hought about starting your own business?
Curious about event planning, finance, marketing or HR recruitment?

Immerse yourself in this exciting session, that will inspire you to become the UKs next top business tycoon 💰

During this experience, we’ll discuss the objectives of a business plan, develop a winning marketing campaign and show you what it takes to run a super successful business 📈

You will experience the range of activities required of a small business owner, including how to create a promotional campaign for a specific product, how marketing can grow your business and why finance should be at the heart of what you do.

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊  

Media 🎬

What will you do?  

This experience will give you a glimpse into the world of ‘hands-on’ media production and filmmaking – setting you up to become the next Tarantino 🎬 

Perfect for anyone who wants to work in television, film, journalism, advertising, radio, web design or animation 📷

Take a tour of our incredible media suites, the iconic Keay Theatre, our photography facilities and amazing film studios 🔥

We’ve got loads of professional film and television equipment for you to try, including cameras, a green screen, cranes, gimbals and our Adobe creative suite software 🎥 

Come and have some fun! 

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊   

Acting 🎭

What will you do?

Are you a budding West End star or the next Netflix legend? 🤩

Experience a day in the life of a professional actor with launch theatre and performance training.

Take part in practical warm ups to focus your mind, get you thinking quickly and creatively, warm up your vocal chords and get your body moving ready for the physical session planned ahead.  

Carry out creative tasks exploring storytelling through movement sequences, applying text and playing with character and voice.  

We’ll then move on to a fun, playful, creative session exploring improvisational skills, where you can show off and steal the spotlight, building scenes, responding to others and enjoy acting on the spot. A challenge is necessary for anyone wanting to make it in the industry!  

What do you need to bring?

Comfortable clothing with no jewellery or socks. And you may want to bring a water bottle!

Dance 🕺

What will you do?

Become a member of the Altitude Dance programme for a day💃

Do you love to dance? Are you always in the mirror busting moves?

Well join us on the experience and take your passion to the next level 💪

Learn everything there is to know about Altitude Dance and hear from our very own dancers. 

This is YOUR opportunity to show off and express yourself creatively through a series of high energy, performative tasks. Show us your best tricks & find your inner Beyoncé 🌠

Expect to learn: Students will be learning about Commercial Jazz and then have the opportunity to explore their own creativity through a series of tasks in the style of Commercial dance 

What do you need to bring?

Comfortable clothing & trainers with no jewellery or socks. And you may want to bring a water bottle!

Music 🎵

What will you do? 

Do you make music?  

Whether you’re a singer, play an instrument or want to be the next big grime producer, our music performance and production experience will be a good fit for you 🎹 🧑‍🎤 

Start off playing some music, jamming with your friends using the college’s amazing facilities and equipment 💪 

Then take it a step further, recording your music in our fully equipped studio set upExperience what a recording studio atmosphere is like and take your music home!    

What do you need to bring? 

Please bring with you your preferred instrument, it may be your voice for the singers out there 😊 

Art & Fashion Design 🥻 (Art & Design)

What will you do?  

Are you an artist 

Let your imagination run wild with this fun experience, as you explore sustainable printing and recycled paper manipulation 🥻 🕶️  

Pairing print making and paper manipulation techniques with basic garment construction, you’ll create your own weird and wonderful hybrid garment to wear 🔥 

Once you’re done, head into the studio to capture your design in a professional quality photoshoot, constructing the right environment and aesthetic to best show off your fabulous creation 📸  

 What do you need to bring? 

You will be working in an art department and print studio, so maybe don’t wear your best “I mustn’t get paint or glue on these” clothes! 😊 

Photography 📸

What will you do? 

If you love taking pictures, then this experience will give you a fun and hands-on intro into the world of creative and commercial photography 📷 

Start off with getting an understanding of shutter speed and aperture and how adjusting them can create epic effects in your final image 🔥 

Whether you want to create a ghostly picture or use the camera to freeze time, we’ll help you experiment to get the effect you’re after 💪 

Next up, have some fun in our studio and fully equipped black and white darkroo📸 

Play with light using long exposures, create a magical or mystical image in our “Bokeh” workshopfreeze motion using rear curtain flash’ or even make tiny objects look gigantic with forced perspective.  

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊 

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Travel & Tourism 🌍

What will you do? 

Forget all about those covid travel bans and start dreaming of a career that can take you across the globe 🌍  

During this experience you will take part in a life-sized travel-themed board game. Whilst playing the game, you will also be learning everything you need to know to propel ✈️ you into a career in the travel and tourism industry.  

As well as information such as salaries, entry routes and requirements, you’ll also hear how college can help you get exactly where you want to be – whether that is here in the UK, or somewhere in the sun 🌞 

What do you need to bring? 

Sensible shoes and clothes. 

Childcare

What will you do? 

A career in childcare could be the most rewarding thing you’ll do 🧒🏼 

Experience first-hand practical skills which will be needed when working with children. 

You’ll have fun creating forest friends, willow structures and houses for critters using natural resources. 

Interact with our computerised babies and pregnancy bumps and get messy with sensory play and learning.    

Our incredible specialist childcare team will be able to answer all your questions and tell you a bit about their jobs in the sector and the skills and qualifications you will need. 

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just bring yourself! 

Health & Social Care 💙

What will you do? 

Discover our incredible Care Academy that will set you up for a rewarding career in care 💙 

Take part in interactive sessions in our specialist clinical suites which are equipped to help you practice providing care to individuals. 

You will use some of our real-life equipment such as hoists, elevated beds and assistive resources. 

Our incredible specialist health and social care team will be able to answer all your questions and tell you a bit about their jobs in the sector and the skills and qualifications you will need. 

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just bring yourself! 

Business 🕴️

What will you do?

Fancy becoming the next Lord Sugar?
Ever t
hought about starting your own business?
Curious about event planning, finance, marketing or HR recruitment?

Immerse yourself in this exciting session, that will inspire you to become the UKs next top business tycoon 💰

During this experience, we’ll discuss the objectives of a business plan, develop a winning marketing campaign and show you what it takes to run a super successful business 📈

You will experience the range of activities required of a small business owner, including how to create a promotional campaign for a specific product, how marketing can grow your business and why finance should be at the heart of what you do.

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊  

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Engineering 👩🏽‍🔧 

What will you do? 

Engineer your way to a great career! 🦾 

Try your hand at some electrics, mechanics, fabrication and welding on our ‘world of engineering’ experience. 

You‘ll use a range of tools, equipment and machinery to make components, circuits and assemblies under the supervision of our expert engineering team 👩🏽‍🔧 

You will learn to use some of our industry standard resources including lathes, milling machines, welders (including our Augmented Reality Welder).  

We will also introduce you to some of our apprentices and show you what career opportunities are available on your doorstep.  

What do you need to bring?  

You should be prepared to work in an environment where clothing is likely to get dirty (oil/grease and other fluids); sturdy footwear should be worn (no opentoed footwear). 

Mechanics (Motor Vehicle) 🚗 

What will you do? 

Drive your career choice home in our specialist motor vehicle skills centre 🚗 

Through number of hands-on practical activities, we will show you to the world of automotive engineering with a focus on service and repair 🔧 

You’ll get the amazing opportunity to work closely with real car components and go under the bonnet with our diagnostic and repair kit 

You’ll use a range of tools, equipment and machinery to make components, circuits and assemblies under the supervision of our expert motor vehicle team. 

You will learn to use some of our industry standard resources including wheel alignment, tyre changing and some of our diagnostic test and measurement instruments. 

We will also introduce you to some of our apprentices and show you what career opportunities are available on your doorstep. 

What do you need to bring?  

You should be prepared to work in an environment where clothing is likely to get dirty (oil/grease and other fluids); sturdy footwear should be worn (no open toed footwear). 

Plumbing 🚰

What will you do?  

Through a number of hands-on practical activities, you will understand what it takes for a career in plumbing.

During this experience you can expect to hone your soldering, cutting, measuring and drilling skills to make a desk tidy that you can take home and keep.

 What do you need to bring? 

You should be prepared to work in an environment where clothing is likely to get dirty; sturdy footwear should be worn (no open toed footwear). 

Carpentry 🪓

What will you do?

Get to grips with using professional hand and power tools to make your own game of Os and Xs.

You’ll hone your measuring, cutting, marking and drilling skills whilst spending the day in our specialist carpentry workshops.

What do you need to bring? 

You should be prepared to work in an environment where clothing is likely to get dirty; sturdy footwear should be worn (no open toed footwear). 

Bricklaying 🧱

What will you do?

Working as a team, you will construct a replica of the Loch Ness Monster 🐉

We’ll teach you how to properly lay a brick as you bring the mythical Scottish lake-creature to life in our industry-standard brick-laying workshop using practical hands-on skills.

What do you need to bring? 

You should be prepared to work in an environment where clothing is likely to get dirty, old clothes or overalls are best and sturdy footwear should be worn.

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Catering ☕

What will you do? 

Become a Barista ☕ for the day and discover how to pour the perfect Cappuccino at our award-winning onsite restaurant. 

Once you’ve mastered the art of coffee, you will release your inner mixologist and create your signature mocktail.

You will also bintroduced to the world of hospitality, honing your customer service and entrepreneurial skills.   

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular (Hawaiian shirt optional)

Games Design 🎮

What will you do?  

If you love playing computer games and want a career in one of the fastest growing and dynamic sectors in the creative industries, then this experience is for you! 

You’ll explore the games design process, including how to animate a character, create a level and implement code 🔥

We’ll also show you how a game ends up as an app on your mobile 📱

Learn how to draw and map and plan the layout ready to be created in the game engine. Then use this map to build your basic level, adding textures and 3D meshes to create your own environment. 

Our passionate team will be on hand to answer your questions, talk about your favourite games with and share their knowledge of creating a video game through practical environment building using 3D development software. 

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊  

Media 🎬

What will you do?  

This experience will give you a glimpse into the world of ‘hands-on’ media production and filmmaking – setting you up to become the next Tarantino 🎬 

Perfect for anyone who wants to work in television, film, journalism, advertising, radio, web design or animation 📷

Take a tour of our incredible media suites, the iconic Keay Theatre, our photography facilities and amazing film studios 🔥

We’ve got loads of professional film and television equipment for you to try, including cameras, a green screen, cranes, gimbals and our Adobe creative suite software 🎥 

Come and have some fun! 

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊   

Music 🎵

What will you do? 

Do you make music?  

Whether you’re a singer, play an instrument or want to be the next big grime producer, our music performance and production experience will be a good fit for you 🎹 🧑‍🎤 

Start off playing some music, jamming with your friends using the college’s amazing facilities and equipment 💪 

Then take it a step further, recording your music in our fully equipped studio set upExperience what a recording studio atmosphere is like and take your music home!    

What do you need to bring? 

Please bring with you your preferred instrument, it may be your voice for the singers out there 😊 

Art & Design 🥻

What will you do?  

Are you an artist 

Let your imagination run wild with this fun experience, as you explore sustainable printing and recycled paper manipulation 🥻 🕶️  

Pairing print making and paper manipulation techniques with basic garment construction, you’ll create your own weird and wonderful hybrid garment to wear 🔥 

Once you’re done, head into the studio to capture your design in a professional quality photoshoot, constructing the right environment and aesthetic to best show off your fabulous creation 📸  

 What do you need to bring? 

You will be working in an art department and print studio, so maybe don’t wear your best “I mustn’t get paint or glue on these” clothes! 😊 

Photography 📸

What will you do? 

If you love taking pictures, then this experience will give you a fun and hands-on intro into the world of creative and commercial photography 📷 

Start off with getting an understanding of shutter speed and aperture and how adjusting them can create epic effects in your final image 🔥 

Whether you want to create a ghostly picture or use the camera to freeze time, we’ll help you experiment to get the effect you’re after 💪 

Next up, have some fun in our studio and fully equipped black and white darkroo📸 

Play with light using long exposures, create a magical or mystical image in our “Bokeh” workshopfreeze motion using rear curtain flash’ or even make tiny objects look gigantic with forced perspective.  

What do you need to bring? 

Nothing in particular, just yourself 😊 

Carpentry 🪓

What will you do?

Get to grips with using professional hand and power tools to make your own game of Os and Xs.

You’ll hone your measuring, cutting, marking and drilling skills whilst spending the day in our specialist carpentry workshops.

What do you need to bring? 

You should be prepared to work in an environment where clothing is likely to get dirty; sturdy footwear should be worn (no open toed footwear).