If you’re aged 14-24 and seeking inspiration for your future career, don’t miss the East of England Careers Show on Friday 15th July, the region’s largest skills and careers event. Taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough from 9:30am to 3:00pm, the event is free to attend and promises to showcase a wide range of careers in a fun and engaging atmosphere.
The Careers Show is being organised by The Skills Service as part of its mission to inform young people about the career opportunities on offer, both locally and beyond, raising their aspirations for the future. Almost 200 exhibitors from all sectors are booked to attend and will be divided into eight ‘Experience Zones’ – Food & Drink, Outdoors, Tech, Wellbeing, Creative, Lifestyle, Business and Uniformed Services.
Exhibitors are encouraged to bring along ‘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. These activities range from a practical aircraft building activity to a lab coat challenge to creating casualty effects with make-up!
Running alongside the exhibition is a programme of career-related seminars and a CV bootcamp. Bring along your CV for useful tips from business professionals on areas for improvement and how to succeed in interviews. There will also be music and dance acts performing throughout the day and several refreshment areas for when you need a break.
Sue Addison, Skills Lead for The Skills Service, said: “This is the fourth year that we have organised the event and it gets bigger and better each year. Last year we had around 2,000 visitors and this year over 2,500 school cohorts have already pre-booked to attend. It’s free to attend the Careers Show and a fantastic opportunity for young people to find out what’s out there for them.”
The Skills Service is a brokerage service delivered by Opportunity Peterborough and funded by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to drive economic growth by facilitating effective partnership working between businesses, education and training providers. The Careers Show is funded by sponsorship from local organisations and this year is being kindly supported by the National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO), Allia, Travelchoice, National Careers Service, The National Centre for Food Manufacturing, British Sugar, Manor Fresh, Coca Cola Enterprises, Tulip, OAL, Amey and Anglian Water.
Schools from across the region have been invited. For students who have completed their exams or young people no longer in education, the Careers Show is free to attend and there’s no need to book.
To find out more visit www.careersshow.co.uk, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheSkillsService, follow us on Twitter @UK_Skills or call 01733 863696.