A UK-based initiative created to help young people from all walks of life develop skills to help shape their future is to hold a free online careers fair this July for students aged 14-19.
Aimed at secondary school and college students from all corners of the UK, the online careers fair by Just a Guy Foundation (JAGF) will return after the success of last year’s inaugural event.
Running from 5th – 7th July, the careers fair arrives at a welcome time for many students who have been unable to complete formal work experience due to COVID-19 restrictions. The online event offers them a unique opportunity to explore potential career paths with a variety of interactive sessions on offer as part of the school day, with each day starting at 9.30am, before afternoon sessions begin from 1:30pm.
JAGF has arranged for a number of employers and employees from a diverse range of industries to speak to the students about their experiences in the working world, as well as offer advice on making career choices and the skills useful for different job roles. Confirmed guest speakers include professional sfrom from Barclays, PWC and Google amongst others
Alongside speakers at the event, there will also be a host of workshops for students to interact with, where they can find out more about different career types that might suit them, boost their employability skills, and understand more about how to create a CV as part of the ‘Live CV Clinic’. A number of exciting digital workshops will be delivered by Google Digital Garage.
Schools and colleges are encouraged to register groups of students with the event contributing to the Gatsby Career Benchmarks 2 & 5, which typically costs in the region of £4,000 to attain, while students can also register individually.
Lawrence Tijjani, CEO and Founder of JAGF, said “We can’t wait to welcome students to The Online Careers Fair this summer.
“Having engaged thousands of young people through a similar event last year, we’re looking forward to helping even more students across the country to understand more about careers they could be suited to.
“With the pandemic stopping many of them from gaining valuable work experience on the job this last year and a half, it’s now more important than ever to give the next generation as much useful information as possible about what it’s like to be part of the job market.
“We also want to make it as interactive as possible, which is why we’ve arranged a host of excellent speakers and workshops that we believe will make for an excellent couple of days that will benefit those taking part long-term”.
To register interest or to find out more, visit https://justaguy.co.uk/careersfair/.