Hundreds set to attend Surrey jobs fair for young people

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety Kay Hammond. Click on image to download

Hundreds of young people are expected to attend a jobs fair organised by Surrey County Council.

The Surrey Opportunities Fair is aimed at school-leavers, unemployed young people and those seeking new opportunities as part of the authority’s drive to combat the number of young people not in education, employment or training.

It will give them the opportunity to find out more about apprenticeships, further education and training as well as the chance to speak to careers advisers.

Among those expected to attend the event at Epsom Raceourse on Tuesday 9 October (3.30-7pm) are U-Explore, an online platform providing independent education, training and careers advice, all Surrey’s colleges, a host of training firms and the National Apprenticeship Service.

The county council is running a scheme offering businesses a cash incentive to take on apprentices and has pledged to create 100 apprenticeships in a year itself. In addition, firms chasing deals with the authority have been called on to include apprentices in their bids.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services Kay Hammond said: “At a time when we are all being affected by the tough economic climate, this fair will provide a chance for young people to see what opportunities are out there for them.”

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