The brand new National Careers Service held its first event at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium, showcasing new opportunities in education, training and employment and attracting over 200 16 to 24 year-olds looking for guidance in their careers.
All those who attended were able to take advantage of a jobs fair and a range of workshops – including confidence-building, CV preparation, interview skills and self-employment – as well as an advice clinic headed by a team of National Careers Service experts.
The Jobcentre Plus, uniformed services and employers with current vacancies to fill also exhibited at the event, alongside several high profile colleges and training providers.
The National Careers Service has been set up to provide adults and young people with information, advice and guidance on all of the learning, training and work opportunities available to them.
Event organiser Gail McGuigan said: “Launching the National Careers Service here in the North East has been a really exciting venture.
“As there are currently so many changes to employment opportunities in the region, we’re hoping that our event has inspired young people in Middlesbrough to really think about their options and decide which direction they’d like to take in their careers.
“Our aim is to show people in the North East that the next step in their careers doesn’t have to be daunting. It can also be fun and extremely exciting, and we’re hoping that our careers event has helped our attendees to realise this.”
For more information on the National Careers Service, please visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.