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IN PICTURES: Young people descend on Surrey careers fair

Epsom was full of opportunity as more than a thousand young people met with employers, further education colleges and training providers to find their perfect career match.

The Surrey Opportunities Fair organised by the county council gave school leavers, unemployed young people and those seeking new opportunities a chance to find out about further education, training and apprenticeships.

More than 2,000 people have been helped into apprenticeships in areas such as accounting, engineering and IT by the council since 2012 as part of its efforts to promote economic prosperity.

The event at the town’s racecourse was staged as the curriculum for Surrey’s first university technical college was unveiled with the aim of training the next generation of cyber security, computing and engineering experts.

Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin: “We’re doing all we can to help young people get on in their chosen career and this event gave them the perfect opportunity to take that first step.

“Whether it’s through landing a job, securing an apprenticeship or opting to get further training, we’re helping to equip people with the skills they require to ensure local businesses thrive and in turn grow our economy.”

A selection of images from the event, including the pictures below, can be downloaded from the council’s Flickr page.

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