Global Freight supports first-ever virtual careers festival

We do our best each year to support local schools and colleges either by working in partnership on enterprise projects, providing sponsorship or mentoring students for future careers. 

And although 2020 is a bit different to any other, we’re delighted to be able to continue our partnership working with the education sector by taking part in the region’s first ever virtual careers festival. 

Organised by The Learning Community Trust, the two-week online event runs from November 9 – 20 and more than 1,400 students are set to benefit from interactive sessions and Zoom webinars giving an insight into various industry sectors and career options. 

Our managing director Anton Gunter will be joining the festival on Thursday, November 12, to talk to students about the freight forwarding industry, exporting and transportation. 

Other businesses in the sector as well as training providers will also be giving post-16 support to Year 10 and Year 11 students during the webinar. 

Anton said: “We’re delighted to be among the many businesses which have been invited to take part in the virtual careers festival. 

“It’s so important for young people to have insight into different industry sectors to help them make important choices for their future. 

“There are so many subjects, courses, apprenticeship schemes and vocational courses available to young people these days and this festival is a fantastic way for young people to learn from employers and training providers about what suitable pathway they can take towards their chosen career choices. 

“The Learning Community Trust has done a fantastic job of bringing businesses, training providers and students together for the virtual festival at a time when there are lots of restrictions around physical events. 

“It should be lots of fun and we’re looking forward to meeting Shropshire’s future freight forwarding experts.” 

For more details of the event and a full schedule of webinars and presentations visit