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Careers Show set to be bigger and better than ever

Careers Show set to be even bigger and better in 2017

The region’s largest skills and careers event just got bigger! Following the success of last year’s Careers Show, The Skills Service and WorldSkills UK have secured funding towards the 2017 event from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership’s ‘Signpost2Skills’ project and The Careers & Enterprise Company. This collaboration allows us to extend the Careers Show to a wider audience and introduce inspirational ‘Skills Competition Showcases’, working alongside other local partners.

Taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough on Friday 23rd June 2017, from 9:30am to 3:30pm, the Careers Show aims to inform and inspire young people aged 14 to 24 about the wide range of career opportunities on offer, both locally and beyond, helping to raise aspirations for the future. With over 200 exhibitors expected from all sectors, there really will be something for everyone.

Employers, colleges and training organisations will bring along inspiring and interactive ‘Have a Go’ activities to engage visitors, providing a unique chance to try out a variety of skills and get a feel for what it would be like to work in different industries. Throughout the day, students and experts will be demonstrating vocational skills through ‘Skills Competition Showcases’ to provide inspiration for potential future careers. There will be the opportunity to meet ‘Skills Champions’ – young people who have excelled in technical skills – and to benefit from expert careers and jobs advice.

There will also be a drop-in ‘CV Bootcamp’ with business professionals providing useful tips on improving CVs and succeeding at interviews, plus qualified careers advisers offering personalised help. Music and dance acts will be performing throughout the day to create a fun and engaging atmosphere, with several refreshment and picnic areas on site for taking a well-earned break.

In 2016, the Careers Show attracted nearly 3,500 visitors, a number that is expected to grow to over 5,000 with students and young people being invited from the whole of the LEP area. The event is FREE to attend and a transport subsidy will be available for all schools and colleges to apply for. Full details and booking forms will be available by the end of January.

You can watch a video of the 2016 event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbTsLJ8IcXY to experience the highlights of the day.

Interested in exhibiting or getting involved in the event? Contact us on 01733 863696 or email info@theskillsservice.co.uk. To keep up-to-date with plans for the Careers Show, visit www.careersshow.co.uk, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheSkillsService or follow us on Twitter @UK_Skills.

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