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In the news: More than 800 attend Basildon Skills Show to explore skills and career opportunities

The Basildon Skills Show, held on 17 October at the Towngate Theatre, provides advice and support to young people making decisions on their future.

Basildon Council organised the event, which was sponsored by Gold Sponsor USP College and Silver Sponsor ACL Essex. 

The event saw a huge variety of stallholders all available to talk visitors through a variety of industries, from the public sector, finance, tech, construction, health and social care, and many more. 

In addition to meeting stallholders, young people were also able to hear talks from providers of further education such as colleges and universities as well as local employers to give them an insight into their future options. 

Stallholders at the event included Essex Police, BasildON Creative People and Places, Leonardo, The NHS, Morgan Sindall Property Services, Ford, DVR Limited, The Advice Store and many more. 

Young people also took up the opportunity to have 1:2:1 appointments with a careers adviser and seminars on topics such as university applications, careers in finance, and an overview of apprenticeships. 

The event also included a dedicated hour for young people with additional needs to meet providers in a quieter environment. 

Councillor Anthony Hedley, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Business Engagement said "The Basildon Skills Show was a fantastic opportunity for our young people to get ahead with making decisions surrounding their future career. There were opportunities to meet a range of employers and further education providers to gain support on different occupation options. 

"We are passionate about growing talent in the borough and making it a place to create a future. The next generation will bring a multitude of skills and talent to the future of Basildon. Thank you to our sponsors whose contribution made The Basildon Skills Show a success." 

For apprenticeship, skills and career opportunities advice and guidance all year round, whatever your age - visit The Advice Store in Basildon Town Centre. 


Published 2 November 2023