Hundreds attend Careers 4 U event at Bridlington Spa

At the Careers 4 U event, Chris Day representing the Royal Navy talks to Jess Jackson, 17, and Jess Herron, 18.
At the Careers 4 U event, Chris Day representing the Royal Navy talks to Jess Jackson, 17, and Jess Herron, 18.

HUNDREDS of youngsters have been finding out about how to improve their skills and job prospects at a careers event in Bridlington.

Pictured are just some of the 600 people who have attended the Careers 4 U event at the Spa Bridlington on Monday.

The event was a full day exhibition, featuring more than 30 exhibitors, aimed at providing information, advice and guidance about future careers in the Bridlington area, while attendees could also find out how to improve their skills, experience and job prospects.

Students from schools in Bridlington, Withernsea and Hornsea attended the event, which is now into its second year.

There was advice on offer for those who will be affected by the government’s planned policy of Raising the Participation Age (RPA), which will see pupils leaving Year 11 in 2014 needing to stay in some form of learning until they are 18.

And there was particular emphasis on the renewables, offshore and maritime sectors, to show people how they can improve their skills for future employment, especially in readiness for some of the new career opportunities which may be available in the area in the coming years through Green Port Humber and planned potash mining developments in Scarborough and Whitby.

The Careers 4 U event came about through a partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Economic Development Service, Job Centre Plus, Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, and Bridlington’s Secondary Schools.