The third Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival has been a great success, with more than 5700 students from 70 local schools exploring opportunities for a future career.
The two-day event hosted 98 exhibitors including the BBC, UEA and the British Army, on the 7th and 8th of March at the Norfolk Showground. Students gained advice and knowledge to guide them towards making the right choice for a career.
Exhibiting at the event for the first time, New Anglia LEP took the opportunity to gather feedback from students, asking them what career path they had set their sights on and whether they’d stay in the region as part of the local workforce. The LEP also worked with exhibitors to help set out their offer to students, what advice they would give as well as what they hoped students would learn from the event.
Natasha Waller, New Anglia LEP Skills Manager, said: “Both days of the Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival opened young peoples’ eyes to the range of careers offered within our region. This sort of communication between businesses and students is one of the great things about these events and we are proud to be encouraging this with the New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque and the Enterprise Adviser Network.”
The Youth Pledge Marque is awarded to businesses which show their commitment to the Pledge through taking on apprentices and work experience placements and also through joining The New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network, which connects inspirational business leaders with local schools and colleges, helping to motivate and inspire young people and make a major impact on their work prospects.
Does your business qualify for the Marque? To learn more about the Youth Pledge Marque and how to apply, visit //newanglia.co.uk/new-anglia-youth-pledge-marque/