More than 300 youngsters attend Thamesmead Careers Fair

PUBLISHED: 17:13 13 June 2016 | UPDATED: 17:13 13 June 2016

Youngsters met with employers and attended a number of skills workshops

Youngsters met with employers and attended a number of skills workshops


The event involved careers advice and practical workshops

More than 300 young people turned out to meet employers, universities and training providers at The Link Thamesmead’s Careers Fair last Friday (June 10).

The event hosted 34 stalls from employers such as the London Fire Brigade and the British Army, universities such as the University of Greenwich and the University of Cambridge, and other organisations including the National Citizen Service and Thamesmead Town FC football academy.

A series of nine workshops was held, offering practical advice in areas such as building your own business, interview techniques and CVs, along with introductions to employment sectors such as the leisure industry and performing arts.

Peabody chief executive Stephen Howlett said: “It’s great to see so many young people in Thamesmead with so much enthusiasm and drive to succeed.

“At Peabody we are committed to supporting employment and training, and this event will have helped some of the young people here make the right choices about their next steps in life”.

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