Young people in the Wokingham borough will be speaking directly to employers, college leaders, university representatives and apprenticeship providers at Wokingham Schools Career Fair on Thursday October 6.
Offering the chance to find out about a wide variety of careers, the fair at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre will have representatives from every skills sector - IT, finance, health, hospitality, creative and media, construction, science, business, administration and public service – including some of the most significant employers in the region. They will offer advice and provide insights into the sector they represent. Attending employers include Microsoft, Barclays, Glaxo Smith Kline, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Thales, and Deloitte, to name just a few. It will also host training, further education, apprenticeship and university providers who can point young people to the route they need to take to realise their ambitions.
The Careers Fair will be divided into two sessions:
This is the second year of the fair. Last year’s inaugural event allowed more than 1,600 young people to find out about options for their future careers.
Executive member for education services Cllr Rob Stanton said: "This event is a fantastic opportunity for our young people. Looking towards their working future can be a daunting but exciting time. Whether you know what you want to do, but are wondering how to get there, or have no idea about your future career, there’s something at the fair for you.
"Last year’s event was a huge success, both in terms of the number of young people attending and the organisations who exhibited. We’re confident this year’s event will be just as good, if not better, and I would urge as many people as possible to come along and find out more about the opportunities open to them."
Further information about this event is available from Gill Waller, federation manager, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07580 108147.