DAY TWO of the Wolds Business Week saw hundreds of visitors to its first ever careers event at Bridlington Spa.
Held on Tuesday, the Careers 4 U event was open to all to see and visit exhibitors offering information and opportunities for those seeking training and jobs for the future.
The aim of the Careers and Learning Expo was to help people find out how to improve skills, experience and their job prospects.
It was the result of a partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Economic Development Service, Bridlington Renaissance Partnership, JobCentre Plus, Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, publishers of the Bridlington Free Press, and Bridlington’s secondary schools.
Liz Philpot, Renaissance Programme Manager for the Council, said as a first event of its kind it had been a great success and something they want to include in next year’s Wolds Business Week.
“Having input from the schools was a great idea. Year 11 students from both Headlands and Bridlington School were there and younger students from Year 6 at Martongate Primary. We also had a party of 50 Year 11’s from Hornsea,” said Mrs Philpot.
In addition there was a lot of interest shown by college students looking to find the next step ahead in their careers.
“It was a good mix of all types including private individuals just wanting to know what was out there for them,” she said.
Popular exhibitors included JobCentre Plus, the Armed forces, and others all had a busy time as did ERVAS, the East Riding Voluntary Action Service who handed out more than 100 information packs to people considering voluntary work.
This free event was designed for people in the tourism business to meet industry experts, see attractions and event organisers and network with other local businesses to help offer visitors more to do while they stay in the area.