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EU Lights For Colchester Camera Action

Posted by Alex Mayer on 12th December 2018

Essex Euro MP Alex Mayer clapped shut a film clapper board and she welcomes a £1000 European grant to help a local vlogger with his plan to spread careers advice. ​

Ms Mayer met Simon Collyer, the founder of WorkTV, which plays mini-videos about varied roles. Job hunters can get a taste of what it is like to be a medic in the army, a customer services assistant at ASDA or even what a career in the watersports industry entails. ​

WorkTV also shows videos about how to improve your employability skills. ​

Thanks to the Euro cash Mr Collyer has now invested in professional lighting to make locally created videos that really stand out.​

Mr Collyer explained to the Euro MP how careers advice has been cut back since the Government-funded careers services came to an end in 2012. While new legislation required schools to seek “independent and impartial careers guidance”, no additional funding was allocated for this.​ The entrepreneur hopes to fill a gap in the market.

Ms Mayer said: “Best of luck to Mr Collyer in his endeavors to spread the work about different careers paths and local vacancies.”​