An employment and careers fair, as part of national apprenticeship week, hosted by the RFCA specifically for cadets in the Yorkshire and the Humber region has been hailed a huge success.
Some 50 employers from both the private and public sectors attended the event at Askham Bryan College in York and talked to over 150 cadets from the sea, army and air cadets.
Pictured below is Kathryn Baines, HR Manager at Venari Group, talking to cadets, she said: “It was a real pleasure to attend the careers fair. We met some absolutely inspiring and fully engaged young people and we were so impressed by their enthusiasm.”
Employment and apprenticeship opportunities
The fair was aimed specifically at cadets aged 15 and above and was designed to put young people and employers together to chat about the wealth of employment and apprenticeship opportunities available to school leavers in our region.
Huddersfield-based Purple Dog Training Ltd jumped at the chance to join.
”This was an outstanding event and organised brilliantly. It was humbling to see so many receptive companies coming together, to showcase their commitment and dedication for the future generations,” said James Langtree, Business Development Manager at Purple Dog.
“We spent a lot of time chatting with the cadets, they were very confident when interacting with us and were keen to talk about their future prospects.”
Build on its success
The event was the brainchild of Simon Banks-Cooper, Honorary Colonel of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force, he said: “I’m delighted our careers fair was so successful and couldn’t be happier that both cadets and employers alike found it so worthwhile.
“Facilitating an environment that assists a cadet in capitalising on their cadet experience in such a way that it enhances their career choices, prospects and lifetime earnings is a worthwhile activity and one that highlights the importance of the cadet forces to society”.
“We’re hoping to build on this success and are already putting plans in place to host again next year.”