Young minds inspired about future careers

YOUNGSTERS in Corby were given a flavour of the world of work at a careers fair for primary school children.

More than 350 pupils from schools across the borough were able to meet employers and hear about the opportunities available to them in the future at the event at Corby Masonic Hall on Friday, which was sponsored by Corby Learning Partnership (CLP).

CLP’s development officer, Rebecca Bishop, said: “When Corby Learning Partnership was approached by Corby’s primary headteachers regarding a careers fair for Year 4 pupils, we were encouraged that children are beginning to explore and think about potential careers from a young age.

“The aim of the event was to provide every child with a flavour of local employers in Corby.

“The event inspired every young mind and school staff are planning on organising employer workshops within their own setting, which is fantastic.”

Employers were invited from a range of sectors and included Roquette, Big Bopper Entertainment, Raetech Racing, NHS, Northamptonshire County Council, Solway Foods, Howes Percival Solicitors, Adecco Recruitment and Natwest bank.

The pupils were able to hear from at least five exhibitors who ran interactive stands to demonstrate their jobs and sector to the pupils.