CWLEP hosts free jobs and careers fair

Tuesday 14th of October 2014 12:00 AM

Hundreds of students will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of future careers at the first sub-regional jobs, apprenticeships and careers fair for a decade.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has organised the free Jobs and Careers Fair at the Ricoh Arena between 1pm and 7pm on Monday, November 3.

Students from Years 10 to 13 from schools across Coventry and Warwickshire have been invited to the event which is also designed to help unemployed adults and youngsters Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEETs).

There will be a vast range of interactive activities including engineering, electronics, construction, warehousing, fashion design, hair and beauty, cake decorating and hairdressing in Hall 3 at the Ricoh Arena.

Around 50 employers, training providers, recruitment agencies, universities and colleges will be attending and many will be discussing their vacancies throughout the event.

Eight students from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College and City College in Coventry will act as ambassadors to direct visitors to the stands which will help those seeking careers advice and apprenticeship opportunities.

Rachael Stewart, of the CWLEP, said the CWLEP was fully funding the Jobs and Careers Fair as part of one of its aims of improving skills across the area.

“It is great to have had such an enthusiastic response from schools across Coventry and Warwickshire to the first sub-regional Jobs and Careers Fair for ten years,” she said.

“We want students, parents and adults who would like professional advice on future careers and apprenticeship opportunities to come along and talk to the experts.

“We have organised interactive stands to give young people and adults the chance to have a go at possible future jobs because they may never have considered the possibility of engineering or hairdressing.

“This will give them a practical example of a wide range of jobs which could help them decide on their future choices via apprenticeships, traineeships or study.

“Experts from global companies from across Coventry and Warwickshire as well as SMEs will be on hand to discuss the opportunities available and some will be recruiting throughout the day.

“Every base is covered from training providers to further education so that everyone who attends has as much information as possible to make an informed choice about the next step in their careers and we would particularly like parents to attend.

“Skills is high on the agenda for the CWLEP and the response we have had from employers, training providers, recruitment agencies, universities and colleges underlines the opportunities available to young people and adults to improve their knowledge and skills as well as start on a really interesting career here in Coventry and Warwickshire.”

For further information email or telephone 01926 418000. Car parking will also be free at the Ricoh Arena.


Category: Skills & Jobs