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Orkney Careers Fair: Thursday 15th September

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Orkney and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) are joining forces to host the second Orkney Careers Fair this September in Kirkwall.

This free event will be held in the Arena of the Pickaquoy Centre on Thursday 15 September 2022, from 9.30am-6pm, and will be open to school pupils, parents and guardians, teachers and the general public.

Over 60 exhibitors, including employers, universities, training providers and employability support services, will be in attendance.  They will be on hand to discuss career opportunities, vocational and academic pathways and the support that individuals can access to help them take the next step on their career journey.

Rachel Scarth, from DYW Orkney said:

 “We are delighted to welcome so many exhibitors to the Orkney Careers Fair and this event will be an excellent opportunity for people to learn more about the options available to them.  Local secondary and junior high schools will be taking pupils along to the event, but we would also like parents and guardians to come along to learn more about the opportunities and support that is available for their child.”

Kerri Liddle, from SDS added: 

“This event is a great chance for anyone who is looking for more information about the employment, training or education opportunities that are open to them.  Whether you are starting out on your career journey, looking to return to work following a career break or considering a change of career, we would encourage you to come along to the careers fair and speak to our exhibitors.”

Careers Advisers from SDS will also be at the event to give impartial, one-to-one advice on options and opportunities including employment, training, apprenticeships and volunteering. More information about the Orkney Careers Fair can be found at www.dyworkney.co.uk or on DYW Orkney’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@OrkneyDYW).