Young People Invited to Jobs Roadshow

Tuesday February 19th 2019

DYW Roadshow

Young people and their parents from across Midlothian are invited to attend a free jobs roadshow at the Corn Exchange (10 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ) in Edinburgh on Wednesday 6th March, 9-4pm.

The event will offer S4 – S6 pupils, young college leavers and those who have left school within the last three years with an opportunity to meet employers with current vacancies, apprenticeships and intern opportunities. The event slogan is ‘informed, inspired and hired’.

The roadshow has been organised by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian, with support from Midlothian Council. Organisations such as Skills Development Scotland will be in attendance at the event to offer guidance to young people on interview skills, applications and CV’s.

Over 50 organisations and companies will be attending to inform about opportunities including NHS Lothian, Scottish Government, Arnold Clark, HMRC, Edinburgh Airport, Apex Hotels, Ingenza, FLB Lettes, and HMRC.

Working with DYW and other partnership agencies is vital in helping Midlothian Council achieve their goal of ensuring every young person in Midlothian moves into a positive destination after leaving school.

Councillor Jim Muirhead, Midlothian’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We want to support all our young adults to find their ideal educational and career paths. Events like the DYW jobs roadshow are a great way of helping young people meet employers and find out about the range of opportunities available to them. Employers benefit too as they get to meet talented young people face to face. Many young people have been able to move directly on to a positive destination after attending a roadshow. I would encourage any young person or parent/carer wanting information on the opportunities available, to go along.”

Fourth, fifth and sixth year pupils in Midlothian have been booked to attend the roadshow and transport into Edinburgh has been arranged for them. Anyone else who wishes to attend can just turn up on the day.

For more information on this event please contact the DYW team at dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk or give them a call on 0131 221 2999 option 9.

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