Businesses join forces to help young people into careers

01st Oct

The ‘Hire Me’ event, which takes place at locations in both Hull and Scunthorpe, will give those looking to take their first steps on the career ladder the chance to talk to employers and education providers for first-hand advice, as well as their parents and carers.
The event will include workshops on topics such as completing application forms and writing CVs, the different types of interviews, good interview techniques and the best etiquette tips.
This event is being organised by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Enterprise Adviser Network, made up of many of the region’s major employers, alongside the Careers and Enterprise Company.
This event is aimed at students in years 11, 12 and 13 to assist them with understanding the next steps into apprenticeships, employment and university. There will also be an opportunity to speak to the businesses delivering the workshops directly.
Companies such as RB, ABP, Sinlgeton Birch, KCOM, City Healthcare Partnership, Airco and HETA will all be taking part.
Dr Chris Meyer, research and development manager at Singleton Birch, said: “At Singleton Birch we want to engage in the ‘Hire Me’ event as we understand the importance of good advice and guidance to support young people into the world of work.  Parents and carers are the key to the success of every young person, and we realise as employers we need to help them to find the right pathways for the young people.”
Dr Kirsty Clode, chairman of WiME (Women into Manufacturing and Engineering) said: “Generally people won’t get jobs without passing an interview – that is how employers recruit. I am keen that we give young people practice in interview skills. There is a way of doing it well, and there is a way of doing it badly. An interview can be an art. We are supporting the ‘Hire Me’ event to ensure young people have the best chance of passing that important interview.”
Rob MacNaught, HR business partner at RB Healthcare UK in Hull, said: “I got involved as an Enterprise Adviser because I think it is extremely important that young people receive as much careers advice as possible. Working in HR, we often see young people who are not confident and prepared for interviews or the world of work.”
Employer adviser Brendon Smurthwaite, of Hull-based communications and IT provider KCOM, said: “Our aim is to help as many young people as possible reach their full potential. This will not only benefit each individual but also create a talented and enthusiastic workforce that will benefit the whole region for decades to come.”
The north bank event takes place at the Guildhall, Hull at 4pm on Tuesday, October 15, while the south bank event takes place at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe at 4pm on Wednesday, October 2. Both events are expected to finish by 7pm.
To book your place at the Hull event, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hire-me-hull-and-east-riding-tickets-62718071440
To book your place at the Scunthorpe event, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hire-me-northern-lincolnshire-tickets-62717065431?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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