Suffolk businesses are being encouraged to support the first ever Suffolk Skills Show, set to reach over 4,000 young people. The large-scale skills and careers event targeting young people between 11 and 24 years old has been planned for 22 October at Trinity Park in Ipswich, and businesses are being called on to exhibit. The event will offer an insight into the opportunities available locally, as well as sector-based information, which will help young people make a more informed choice about their future and open their eyes to careers they may never have considered. The day will offer employer stands with staff ready to speak about their experience from education to work, ‘have a go’ and hands on activities, competitions and more. This will be supported by demonstrations and competitions from the colleges and their students, private training providers and Information, advice and guidance practitioners.

Meanwhile, in Haverhill, Matt Hancock is holding  another  jobs fair at the Haverhill Arts Centre on Friday 3 October between 10am-12.30pm