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Worthing careers fair attracts over 1,200 students

Released: Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Over 1,200 local students were wowed by the variety of exhibitors attending the Adur & Worthing Careers Fair on Thursday 27th September 2018.

Students from across the area were given the opportunity to network and talk all things careers with experts. Over 58 local, national and international companies provided insight into the world of work and employment. Training providers Job Centre Plus and the National Careers Service were also on hand to provide tailored career guidance.

The exhibitors gave up their own time to inspire and inform students on the range of job opportunities locally, as well as career progression opportunities both in the UK and abroad.

Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

“It's great to see such a range of employers coming together to promote career opportunities to our local future workforce. It's critical our young people get the right careers advice regarding further education, higher education as well as job opportunities available to them. We're thrilled to have supported this event and we hope more students and schools will benefit from such an event in the future”.

Adur & Worthing Business Partnership delivered the event in collaboration with The Careers & Enterprise Company, Coast to Capital, West Sussex County Council, National Careers Service, National Collaborative Outreach Programme, Adur & Worthing Council and JSPC Computers.

The careers fair also featured a competition to encourage students to find out as much information from exhibitors as possible. Three fantastic prizes were available, with the top prize – a Fire 7 Tablet - going to Abiola Cele from Shoreham Academy. Jared Reed from Oak Grove College won second prize, a family pass donated by Butlins Leisure, and third prize went to Karen Le Manquais from Bohunt School, who will enjoy a range of exciting sports activities thanks to a donation from South Downs Leisure.

Rebecca Tonks, Senior Enterprise Co-ordinator at Coast to Capital and Project Lead said:

“This event was organised to ensure that our local young people had an opportunity to meet an exceptional variety of employers and training providers. We also wanted an event where parents could come with their teenagers to help promote conversations at home about careers and education opportunities. We have been delighted by the turnout and want to say a huge thank you to all exhibitors for giving up their day and engaging so well with the young people. It is not always easy to measure the impact of a Careers fair but these types of event sow the seeds for future learning and none of the young people will forget the advice and guidance they have listened to today”.

Photo: An exhibitor at the Adur & Worthing Careers Fair

PR18-172 - An exhibitor at the Adur & Worthing Careers Fair

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