Published Tuesday, 10th March 2015

High school students from across the county can ‘have a go’ at a wide range of jobs and get a taste for working life, at the Worcestershire Skills Show This Wednesday

The Worcestershire Skills Show is taking place between 3.30pm and 7.00pm at Worcester Sixways Stadium.

Parents are offered the opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the career opportunities available, and what next steps their child needs to take to pursue their dream job.

The first of its kind in the county, The Worcestershire Skills Show will offer students the chance to explore a variety of career and further education opportunities and make informed decisions about their future.

The event will also highlight Worcestershire’s key growth sectors and offer students the chance to speak to local employers directly about potential future career opportunities.

Students can attend industry talks on horticulture, IT, cyber, engineering and construction. They can also take part in mock interviews, gain support to identify skills and receive impartial career advice.  

Businesses attending the event include Speller Metcalfe, Pershore College, West Midland Safari Park and Yamazaki Mazak.

Alex Hingley, School Liaison Officer at Pershore College said: “Pershore College is delighted to be part of an event that will inspire the next generation to think about their future careers. I hope students will have a go at different skills and talk to our expert staff to find out about the courses we offer, and how they can lead to real jobs and careers.”

The Worcestershire Skills Show is an initiative of Worcestershire.Business.Central  and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Cllr Simon Geraghty, County Council Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure, said: “This an invaluable opportunity for young people to gain a clear understanding of the employment opportunities within the county. I would encourage students and parents to come along and take advantage of the free professional careers help and advice available.”

Gary Woodman, Executive Director of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Local  businesses are supporting the Worcestershire Skills Show to assist young people in making informed choices about their future careers.

“I would encourage both those who have a career in mind and those that are uncertain of a future career to attend as this event will be an opportunity to find out more about the skills and qualifications required to pursue a chosen job role in the world of work. 

To secure pupil places or for more information please contact Matt Tope or Fran Wheatley at CSAB@worcestershire.gov.uk 01905 765 581.