A major careers fair is being held in West Norfolk later this month catering for all students in Year 9 and above.
The Choose Your Future is a Norfolk County Council-run event, in conjunction with Build Norfolk, which brings together businesses from engineering, energy, manufacturing and construction sectors to demonstrate the vast range of careers options available to Norfolk’s young people.
The fair is being held at the National Construction College East, Bircham Newton between 9.30am-2.30pm on Thursday, November 27.
Teachers and careers advisers will also be attending Choose Your Future, which is in its second year following the success of last year’s event at the Norfolk Showground, giving businesses the opportunity to forge links with schools as well as individual pupils.
The exhibitors at the interactive fair will be showcasing their organisation, products and services, as well as offering hands-on challenges at their stalls, to help students decide upon the right career path for them.
There are 40 confirmed businesses and educational establishments that have already confirmed their attendance – including Banham Poultry, British Sugar, City College Norwich, Kier Group, Morgan Sindall, NPS, Ridgeons and the University of East Anglia – with more organisations being encouraged to attend.
Bev Spratt, chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Economic Development Sub-Committee, said: “For our local businesses, events like these can be a really good opportunity to introduce themselves to a whole new cohort of young people and present to them the benefits that forging a career in their given employment sector.
“After the great success of the inaugural Choose Your Future event last year, I would encourage a whole new batch of businesses, big or small, to make the most of some of the bright, talented young people and register their place.”