Council Set to Showcase Its Career Opportunities to Young PeopleHampshire County Council is supporting young people to take the next steps in finding their chosen career with a careers, apprenticeship and training event – ‘Showcasing your Future’.

Hosted by Hampshire County Council, the event takes place on Thursday 21 April 2016 and will bring together over 20 exhibitors from across the Council and its partner organisations to highlight the wide range of apprenticeships and training on offer. There will also be information and advice available for those interested more generally in a career within the public sector.

Councillor Peter Edgar, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education, said: “The County Council is delighted to be able to showcase the variety of apprenticeships and training it has to offer young people. It is important to remember that every young person is an individual and they should be given the opportunity to pick the route to their chosen career that suits them. When young people leave secondary education a range of both vocational and academic options are needed, so that they have the maximum chance to succeed.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for them to learn more about what the County Council can offer them and I hope that many young people, from all over the county, will make the most of what this event has to offer.”

At the event, apprentices past and present will be on hand to share their experiences. There will be a range of activities for young people to get involved in on the night, including a bridge and road building competition with the Highway and Transport teams and a chance to test out their pedal power with a road bike time trial with Hampshire Outdoor Centres. Rangers from the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership will also be there, demonstrating some of specialist equipment it uses day to day and to explain all that being a Countryside Ranger involves.

The Showcasing Your Future event will be held on Thursday 21 April, between 5pm and 8pm, at Ashburton Hall, Elizabeth II Court, Tower Street, Winchester, SO23 8UJ.

Hampshire County Council has committed to providing 1,000 youth employment opportunities by 2018, including 850 apprenticeships, as part of its Youth Investment Programme. Apprenticeships have already been made available in a range of areas including catering, countryside and engineering. Representatives from recruitment will be available on the night to answer any questions about the vacancies on offer.

Visit the Hampshire Futures website for more information and to book a free place at the event.

To find out more about the work of Hampshire Futures visit www.hants.gov.uk/yourfuture, or follow @hantsfutures on Twitter.

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