Young people take next steps on career path

Talk to professionals about your next steps at the careers fair

Most people are not sure what to do next after they have finished school, from finding an apprenticeship or trying out specialist training, there are many different options.

To help young people make these difficult decisions, the Council is hosting a careers fair on Thursday 30 August at Hackney Town Hall. There will be one-to-one expert support as well as stalls from over 20 training providers who will be on hand to talk about opportunities in a variety of specialisms and industries such as fashion, construction, arts, hospitality, horticulture and media.

The free event is aimed at 16-20 year olds who are receiving their GCSE and A-level results this month and are unsure about their next steps on the careers ladder.

As well as expert support and professional guidance, attendees can speak to Young Hackney workers over free refreshments who can offer tailored advice. All those who come along will also be entered into a free prize draw to win Love to Shop vouchers.

Young people will be able to find out about Hackney Council’s award-winning apprenticeship programme, ask questions and register their interest for future vacancies.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney
Leaving school can be a very exciting but also very daunting experience, it’s hard to know exactly what you want to do next; especially if your circumstances have changed because of your grades. I would encourage young people to attend this careers festival which will help them develop a practical plan about what they want to do moving forward.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney

Next Steps Careers Fair

Thursday 30 August 1-4pm

Assembly Halls, Hackney Town Hall, Reading Lane E8

For more information email maxcine.hill-beattie@hackney.gov.uk or call 020 8356 2124.

Keep up to date with events for young people in the borough, including help with careers, by visiting www.younghackney.org following @younghackney on TwitterInstagram, Snapchat and Facebook or by popping in to one of the Young Hackney Hubs.