The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival continued to grow with 7,850 students attending over two days at the Norfolk Showground (Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March). Over the past five years, Norfolk’s only major careers festival has grown continually and demonstrates a wide range of opportunities for 14-24 year olds including further education and on-the-job training as well as careers advise for a range of sectors.
Supported by Aviva, Norfolk County Council, Easton College and Morgan Sindall, the festival brings together a wide range of people including job seekers, employers, support and training services together to demonstrate the many different career paths available to young people, both locally and nationally.
A host of exhibitors including McDonalds, Savills, Strutt and Parker and BBC Norfolk demonstrated what the future could for students across the region. There was also a wide selection of colleges, training organisations and apprenticeship opportunities showcasing their courses and programmes.
The festival also seeks to empower attendees with a range of skills to help their transition into training or employment including practical help and advice in researching opportunities as well as applying and interviewing.
The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival is organised by Norfolk County Council, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Easton College, City College Norwich, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Norwich School and Beacon East.
Commenting on the event, Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA), James Hill said:
“The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival is a great event which has developed over the past five years to the region’s premier skills and careers – the groups of attendees from schools across the county are testament to the importance of the event.
“Exhibitors get the chance to talk to students in real time and answer any queries that they may have about moving into sectors or joining a certain course – the importance in empowering young people as they make decisions about the future can’t be understated.’
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