Companies urged to showcase themselves to potential employees in Peterborough

Businesses are being urged to showcase their organisation to the future workforce by securing a free stand at a careers show in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 2:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 3:18 pm
Careers show in Peterborough.

The annual skills and careers event, organised by the Skills Service, will take place at the East of England Showground on July 15.

To find out more and book your stand, visit

Alternatively, contact the Skills Service team on 01733 863696, email [email protected] or via Twitter @UK_Skills

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The deadline for stand bookings is June 17.

The Skills Service is delivered by Opportunity Peterborough and funded by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to drive economic growth through partnership working between businesses, education and training providers.

Steve Bowyer, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough, said: “This is a chance for employers to really showcase what they do to and come face-to-face with their potential future workforce.

“We continue to hear reports of skills gaps from local businesses and concerns about dealing with an ageing workforce.

“The Careers Show offers businesses the ideal arena to start addressing this issue now.”

Sue Addison, skills lead for the Skills Service, said: “It’s free to exhibit.

“All we ask is that exhibitors come equipped with hands on activities to help engage visitors and a willingness to talk to young people about the skills required in different business sectors and the types of roles they could aspire to.”

Exhibitors will be split into eight experience zones to demonstrate the broad range of sectors and different career paths.

These are: the Food & Drink Zone, Outdoors Zone, High Tech Zone, Wellbeing Zone, Creative Zone, Lifestyle Zone, Business Zone and Military Zone.