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Latest Chamber Careers Fair is a huge success

Posted: 28/04/17 by Northamptonshire Chamber

More than 30 businesses took part in Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce’s latest Your Future Careers Fair for 11 to 18-year-olds.

The event at Wicksteed Park in Kettering on Wednesday, April 26, was supported by a wide variety of businesses that offered practical activities for more than 300 students to take part in, including preparing budget statements and producing promotional material, as well as careers advice.

Northamptonshire Chamber head of operations Tracey Branson said: “It was a great opportunity for businesses to interact with the next generation of workers.

“The businesses offered a range of activities to show students what it would be like to work for their companies and provided excellent careers advice.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for firms to help students prepare themselves for the world of work and simultaneously address the current skills and recruitment issues the county is facing.

“We will hold our next Careers Fair in July and would be delighted to hear from businesses that want to take part in it.”

The businesses that took part in the Chamber’s latest Careers Fair were Carillion CPL Rail, CILT / Yusen Logistics, CITB, Davis Opticians, Elsby & Co, NHS Northamptonshire, Home Instead, Job Centre+, Kettering Borough Training, Lloyds Bank, Marval Software, Master Abrasives, Matchbox Architects, Moore Stephens, Nital, RPC Promens, Parenta, RICS in association with Barwood Capital, 1st Reaction Security, Sykes & Co, Technical Foam Services, Tesserae Communications, The Avenue Pets, The Disney Store, The Incredible Bakery, Torquemeters, Travel Counsellors, Tresham College, Welcomm Communications, Wicksteed Park, Wicksteed Pavilion and Aldi.

Marie Franks, of Home Instead, said: “It was a fantastic event. Lots of the students weren’t previously aware of home care services but they soon related what we were talking about to their own grandparents. It encouraged them to think about pursuing careers in the industry and what skills they would need.”

The next event will be held at Northampton School for Girls on July 19.

The fairs are part of a Careers and Enterprise Company funded project which will deliver 115 events through Chambers of Commerce to almost 30,000 young people in England.

Businesses that want further information about exhibiting at the fair should contact policy@northants-chamber.co.uk as soon as possible.

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