Students from King’s Lynn among thousands who East of England’s biggest careers event

The Careers Show at Peterborough Arena attracted thousands of visitors. ANL-160208-100911001

The Careers Show at Peterborough Arena attracted thousands of visitors. ANL-160208-100911001

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West Norfolk students were among the thousands of young people who attended the East of England’s biggest skills and careers event.

Almost 3,500 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors were at Peterborough Arena in July to take part in the Careers Show, organised by The Skills Service.

Students from King’s Lynn Academy, Lynn’s King Edward VII Academy and Hunstanton’s Smithdon High School were among others attending from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.

The annual event is designed to bring under one roof information and guidance about a wide range of career opportunities on offer for 14 to 24-year-olds. As well as students, hundreds of school leavers attended and had the chance to try out new skills and speak to employers from all sectors.

Steve Bowyer, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough, said: “The atmosphere at this year’s Careers Show was awe-inspiring and feedback from absolutely everyone concerned has been incredible.

“I’d like to thank all of the exhibitors who gave up their time to make this event such a huge success. We’re already looking forward to the next one.”

Steve opened the event, along with Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council, and Joseph Valente, winner of the last series of BBC’s The Apprentice.

The Skills Service is a brokerage service delivered by Opportunity Peterborough and funded by Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP).