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Careers event inspires young people

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Published: 04/03/2015

Ambitions + careers event took place on Tuesday 3 March at UWE’s Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The event is aimed at South Gloucestershire students aged 16 and over to come along with a parent or carer and be more informed when helping their children make decisions about their future choices.

As well as trying out practical skills such as interview techniques, the event provides opportunities for students to talk to experts about going to university, taking a gap year, apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, volunteering, the jobs market and how to be your own boss.

Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Howard Gawler, said: “Ambitions is a lively and informative event for students at secondary schools, academies and colleges in South Gloucestershire. As well as advice about going to university, becoming an apprentice or starting your own business, there is a careers guidance zone providing young people with the key information they need to make those all-important decisions about their future education or job prospects.”

Katie Jenkins, Associate Director at UWE, added: “UWE Bristol is very proud to be a part of the Ambitions experience. The event involves over 100 contributors from businesses across the region, delivering practical workshops to develop the employability skills of young people within the South Gloucestershire area.

“With approximately 2,000 pupils and parents attending Ambitions + this year UWE Bristol is delighted to be part of this transformative educational event.”

Ambitions + is organised by South Gloucestershire Council, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College and the University of the West of England.

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