On Thursday 1st December, students at Writtle University College networked with animal sector professionals. Multiple companies hosted roundtable talks introducing their work within the industry.
The University College's Employability Manager, Tara Simpson, said: "Thank you to the many companies that joined us today. You have offered our students an outstanding opportunity to meet with experts from leading organisations within the sector."
More than ten businesses took part, encouraging students to learn about their aims and day-to-day working practices. These included Essex Wildlife Trust, Agenda Life Sciences, Peregrine Livefoods, Dogs Trust, The Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors. Rattlerow Farms, Jimmy's Farm, Babraham Institute, Colchester Zoo and the British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
Some of the sector representatives had previously studied at Writtle University College. Alumnus Nathan Wapling now works at Peregrine Livefoods. He said: "Writtle gave me the opportunities I needed to get where I am today and encouraged me to gain experience."
For more information about animal-related courses at Writtle University College, visit writtle.ac.uk/animal.