Youth careers fair for 16-30 year olds in Ealing

The event takes place on Wednesday, 9 February as part of Ealing Council’s bid to support National Apprenticeship Week and will be held on Microsoft Teams, with sessions held throughout the day.

Workshops and inspirational talks from employers and organisations have been arranged to help young people prepare to enter the world of employment.

Those who are interested in apprenticeship opportunities are invited to book their place for two virtual workshops which will be held between 10am to 11am and from 5pm to 6pm.

This will give candidates a chance to meet Ealing Council’s apprenticeship team and speak to some of our apprentices to find out how an apprenticeship can help them forge or change their career path. The team will share what skills local employers are looking for, identify where the growth sectors and industries are and the next steps to take to begin an apprenticeship.

Candidates who are looking for employment in the construction sector can speak to representatives from SCS Railways who will share their experiences and pathways of working in the industry. SCS Railways Joint Venture is overseeing the HS2 project in Northolt and building a variety of structures to connect the final 26.4km of railway between the station and Euston.

Two workshops on achieving English and maths functional skills will be delivered by University of West London and will be held late morning and early afternoon. Functional skills are equivalent to a GCSE Grade C and are an important qualification to have when applying for jobs and further study.

Representatives from Brentford Football Club will be on hand to discuss traineeship opportunities for 16-19 year olds, including work placements and employability and vocational qualifications with the Premier League club.

From 12pm onwards, a variety of workshops have been arranged to aid job searchers to improve their chances to securing work such as CV and cover letter writing skills, how to prepare for interviews and tips on boosting your employability online.

Please visit www.workealing.com to see the schedule in full and to book your place.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for decent living incomes said: “Young people have been one of the hardest hit groups during this pandemic, with getting into your first job more difficult than ever before.  That’s why organising this virtual careers fair aimed at supporting young people is so important!.

 “As outlined in our Plan for Good Jobs, a key priority for Ealing Council is to support young residents into training and employment. We’ve hosted training workshops and courses, created over 300 Kickstart placements and gone above and beyond on our promise to create 750 apprenticeships for people in Ealing.

“We’re adding more sessions in the run up to the event, so please keep checking the website,” he added.

“By signing up to this event today, you can expect the help and support that are needed to get into employment or apprenticeship.”

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