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Jobs fair brings more opportunities for young people

40Tower Hamlets Council is set to host another MyFuture jobs and opportunities fair following the success of previous events at matching young people with recruiters.

Young people between the ages of 16 and 19, or up to 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities will be shown a broad range of apprenticeships, jobs and training opportunities or courses.

Dozens of recruiters are expected to come and attendees will have the chance to build their confidence and speak directly with employers and training providers, many of which are looking to recruit local talent for jobs, apprenticeships and courses. There will also be access to expert advice on employability skills.

The event will be held at the Spotlight Youth Centre in Langdon Park on Thursday, November 12 from 3-5pm.

Previous partner employers include Crossrail, London City Airport and Greggs, and the council’s own services like Idea Stores and Skillsmatch will also be there.

This follows news in February that the number of young people not in education, employment or training in Tower Hamlets has fallen from over 12 per cent to 3.4 per cent since 2005, with many helped into education, training or employment by targeted youth support.

Leading communications service, BT Group, who were at the last event said: “BT are always looking to inspire young people into a fruitful career. We see potential in everyone, it’s all about extracting that potential and empowering the individual to exceed in their field with the endless opportunities to challenge themselves, learn and develop.
“We were impressed with how well organised the event was and also the responses we received from the attendees of MyFuture. We would happily attend this event again to help inspire these people into further education, the world of work, or both!”