School leavers will have the opportunity to find out about the range of training and employment options available to them at a special event next month.
Youth Hub Devon, based in Dix’s Field in Exeter city centre, will host the event from 11am - 3.30pm on Wednesday 3 August and Youth Hub Advisors will be on hand for appointments until 6.30pm.
School leavers and young people aged 16-24 years old will be able to speak to employers, training providers and support services at the event. Parents and carers are also welcome to attend.
Organisations currently confirmed to attend are:
• Babcock International
• Building Greater Exeter
• CSW #focus5
• Devon County Council Apprenticeship Team
• Devon County Council Step Forward Team
• Education Training and Skills
• Exeter College
• Focus Training Group
• Learn Devon
• PGL Training
• Proud to Care
• Taylor Wimpey
• Transplant Mastertrain
• University of Exeter
• Young Devon
Youth Hub Devon works to help young people aged 16-24 to get the right training, support, and guidance for their future. The service has already helped over 150 young people into employment or training, and the Youth Hub provides a space that allows young people to truly explore their employment and training options.
Councillor Rufus Gilbert, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery and Skills, said: “I would encourage all young people aged 16-24 who are looking for work or training to consider attending this event. A range of businesses and organisations will be available on the day to discuss routes into employment and the opportunities they may have, and it could set you on a new career path. Youth Hub Devon is playing a vital role in helping young people improve their job prospects and this school leavers event is another good example of the support they’re able to provide.”
Tom Moodey, Youth Hub Support Officer, said: “Young People leaving school might be seeking advice on what their options might be, whether they have made the right choices, or looking at their next steps. The school leaver events provide a range of options available to young people, including apprenticeships, different industries they might consider, education options, and support for those who might need some additional help into employment, or training. We look forward to welcoming young people to the event.”