Careers advice for young people

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AN EVENT is being held today to raise awareness of forthcoming career opportunities.

This week saw the announcement of the second round of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund - a £950 million pot making a series of large investments in business growth. Significant announcements in the region include the development of a Centre of Excellence in Geoscience by Sirius near Scarborough.

The event, at Sneaton Castle in Whitby, is aimed at professionals in schools, colleges, universities, careers services and other training providers.

Rob Miller, Local Enterprise Partnership board member and managing director of Bluebird Vehicles, said: “As a Local Enterprise Partnership we are working closely with North Yorkshire and Scarborough councils, Sirius and education providers to maximise the opportunity. It’s an example of how the landscape is changing and how economic development needs to adapt in response. We bridge the gap between public and private sectors and will facilitate more of these joint approaches, making the most of what each side brings to the table.

“Good quality local jobs, like those in the pipeline, will ensure that residents aren’t forced to commute or move away to secure good careers. It’s essential that this message is shared with our young people and that they understand that apprenticeships and other routes into local employment are viable and worthwhile options.”